Nicki Minaj has cleared up any and all questions surrounding her supposed endorsement of Mitt Romney during a guest verse for Lil Wayne’s new Dedication 4 mixtape. (“I’m a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bithces is fuckin’ up the economy,” she raps on the cut “Mercy.”)
“Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do. *sends love & support* @BarackObama,” wrote Minaj on Twitter, responding to an interview on Monday when the President himself addressed the lyrics in question.
“Yeah, I’m not sure that’s actually what happened,” said Obama, offering his own interpretation to Orlando radio station power 95.3. “I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don’t know what’s going on there.”
When asked if his daughters were fans of Minaj, President Obama did reveal that the rapper may not appear on their – or anyone in the First Family’s – iPods: I don’t think they really listen to Nicki Minaj that much,” he said. “But let’s face it, they are now hipper than me. There’s a certain point where your kids get old enough where they’re hipper than you are.”