Say what? Fans of Nicki Minaj might have thought they were beyond being shocked by the rap star’s dirty lyrics and insanity garb. But that was before the Pink Friday singer came out on Lil Wayne’s new mixtape … as a Republican who plans on voting for Mitt Romney.
Ms. Minaj lent her vocals to the latest track, Dedication 4, singing: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches are fucking up the economy.”
This kind of political statement is rare in the hip-hop community, and at first we assumed she meant the verse satirically. (Or perhaps the second line was meant as a response to the first.) But MTV News points out that the vocalist was tweeting her dissatisfaction with the president’s policy toward health care long before this song dropped. (Though she might be confused over how Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plan on dealing with the issue.)
“That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved,” she wrote to the president. “Just give FREE health care to all. @barackobama What can we do?” and “@BarackObama I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?”
Talib Kwali tweeted that he doubted Nicki Minaj was actually conservative:
I doubt Nicki seriously supports Romney. Her lyrics ain’t political. She just wants y’all to talk about her & she winning cuz it’s working!
Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to hear if the singer has signed on to judge American Idol, A deal that TMZ said was “99% done” at the end of August. The new lyrics are sure to throw a wrench into the works: Whether Ms. Minaj was serious or not, she’d be adding a new element divisive to Idol viewers, with her brazen statement during an election year.