Nicki Minaj gives Barack Obama a Twitter shout-out: She's not endorsing Mitt Romney
Last week, the controversy-courting rapper/singer/fashionista surprised quite a few people when she seemingly revealed she'll be voting for Romney via a guest rap on Lil' Wayne's mixtape "Dedication 4."
When Orlando radio hosts Obie and Lil Shawn asked Barack Obama about Minaj's "endorsement" during a phone interview this morning, the president responded: "I'm not sure that's actually what happened. She likes to play different characters, so I don't know what's going on there."
And Minaj later took to Twitter to declare Obama was right on the money: "Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do... *sends love & support* @BarackObama."
She followed that with: "Awesome! Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question."
The lesson here? Maybe it's best not to take the lyrics of someone who raps about being possessed by a demon at face value.