President Obama Addresses Nicki Minaj’s Romney Rap

President Obama and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj sparked debate with her politically-minded verse on the remix to “Mercy.” Now President Obama himself is speaking out about the Young Money rapper’s bars backing Mitt Romney.

“I’m a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/ You lazy bitches is fu**in’ up the economy,” rhymes Nicki on the cut off Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape.

While some interpreted it as an endorsement of the Republican candidate, Obama viewed it as her playing a character. “I’m not sure that’s actually what happened,” he said during an interview with Power 95.3’s “Obie and Lil Shawn Morning Show.” “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.”

Nicki thanked the President for getting her. “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support* @BarackObama,” she tweeted.

She was also flattered that he would take the time to react to the rap. “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.”

While his daughters Sasha and Malia don’t listen to Nicki’s music, the First Couple does have hip-hop on their playlists. “We have a nice hip-hop collection on our iPods,” said Obama.

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76 Comments

  1. Im me

    People definitely just WANTED to take that literally. WHY yall wanna hate nicki so bad.

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    youMAD?stayMAD! Reply:

    @Im me, exactly!

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    @Lewis_Lewinsky Reply:

    @youMAD?stayMAD!, I know I don’t get it either, its like its sarcasm and you knew it was?!

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    jigaboos and jumpoffs Reply:

    @youMAD?stayMAD!,

    Nicki is a clown, romney is a clown and so is the president for even debating this crap. shouldnt he be too busy campaigning for this ‘election’? smh

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    mariah2012 Reply:

    Preach! Why is he paying this fool attention?! This was evidently a pathetic cry for attention on nicki’s part, and guess what… She got it! NEXT! @jigaboos and jumpoffs,

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @jigaboos and jumpoffs, He got asked a question. That’s why.. Why don’t you try reading the articles for once.

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    ButtaCallsIt Reply:

    @jigaboos and jumpoffs, He HAD to address it. Because it sent all of black america into a tizzy. He doesn’t give a damn about nicki minaj he’s thinking about the black vote. And Nicki is an idiot. Obama is basically calling her a fool under his breath ” I don’t know WHAT is going on over there.”

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    Yo Reply:

    @Im me, well now I hate her more because she likes Obama

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    AAA Reply:

    @Yo, No one cares especially her, go find something to do

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @Yo, Well you are just an all around hateful person aren’t you? Lol

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    ash Reply:

    @Im me, ok i understand. it was a song and she can vote for whoever she wants. but she basically called the working class a bitch. whether it’s her or her other 16 personalities that said that, it was wrong

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    Roman Emperor Reply:

    @Im me, SHOUTOUT TO THE HATERS!!! Her Minajesty #stay winning. Where Azealia broke Banks? Wheres Kreayshawn, Wheres Honey? Where’s Audra? Where’s Lola? Where’s Kim? Where are Missy’s singles that BEEN should’ve dropped? Where’s Iggy? Where’s Eve? I’ll tell you ladies and gentlemen. AT THE BOTTOM of the totem SCRAPIN’. Sorry Lola stick to the videos cuz your voice is an ABOMINATION somewhat like any of the above’s ( excluding her Minajesty of course) careers.

    #WORSHIP the queen and you MIGHT get past.

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    Wow Reply:

    @Im me, this is the wrong time to be saying things like that.

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  2. Kevo #TeamKimmyBlanco

    President Obama just confiremed to you stupid idiotic Barbz that her verse was a joke and so is she. Her and her many characters.

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    Realist Reply:

    @Kevo #TeamKimmyBlanco, I know right? LOL @ Nicki and her mindless followers thinking this is something to be proud of. The President essentially just confirmed your multiple-personality disorder. THEY AIN’T BUMPING YOU IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!! LOL.

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    Roman Emperor Reply:

    @Realist, NO, you stupid, STUPID person. Everyone KNOWS she doesn’t actually have multiple personalities. The fact that he even acknowledges her Minajesty and elaborates on her art is a testament to her Magnificence. If anything, he endorsed her! If he didn’t like her, he wouldn’t have said a thing or avoided the question.To KNOW of her personas, he’s obviously heard the beauty that is her music (probably from Sasha or Malia) and appreciates her artistry!
    #teamminajtillthedeathofme

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    trealness Reply:

    @Roman Emperor, you need therapy. No one should be that invested into some one or thing that cannot and will not do anything for them. I wish you sanity #getyourliferight

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  3. youMAD?stayMAD!

    and the haters LOSE again! i love Barack Obama and Nicki Minaj!

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    BEYONCELAND Reply:

    @youMAD?stayMAD!, YES OBAMA. HE THINKS NICKI IS WEIRD LIKE ALL OF US. tHAT WAS THE “ULTIMATE READ” NICKI JUST GO AWAY YOU TRASH BOX. YOU WILL NEVER MAKE AROUND GIRLS LIKE BEYONCE AND RIHANNA B/C THEY ACTUALLY ARE PRETTY!

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    Spyc Reply:

    @BEYONCELAND,
    Ur reference says a lot about ur ignorance,jus bcoz she z different doesn’t mean she z wiered.a gud verse indeed nicki u killed it.I’m nt a fan nt also a h8r,I jus enjoy gud music.

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  4. georgia23

    lol Music is meant to be fun man… It doesn’t matter who she’s voting for, it was a rap. Noone batted an eyelash when Kanye said “might even kill somebody and youtube it”.

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    youMAD?stayMAD! Reply:

    @georgia23, PREEEEEEEEEEEACH!!!!

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    Ya Fav 1ne Reply:

    @georgia23, YESS!!!!

    THANK YOU EVERYBODY TAKIN MUSIC TO SERIOUS THESE DAYS SMH LOL

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    jsolus Reply:

    @georgia23, lol kanye was refurring to what happened to this korean kid in chicago he got beat up by a group of white kids nd they put it on youtube nd got arrested

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  5. rin

    nicki minaj is still not a registered voter… she really played herself.. and lost alot of fans.. doesnt matter.. and it has nothing to do with people hating on her.

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    Queens Reply:

    @rin, She didn’t play herself I’m pretty sure she knew what was going to happen considering in the MTV interview she was like this is going to be real funny she played people like you not herself she could careless or she would have been said something by now

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  6. Hi

    She wanted the attention and she got it. Good job America

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  7. RDK

    Keep doing you Nicki.

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  8. Just google Kelsnetwork and see what happens

    damn… obama just indirectly shaded nicki…. i mean just google kelsnetwork

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  9. shell

    rotflmaoo the barbs and nicki are so dumb… lmaoooo President Obama shaded the hell out of her.. and the stupid chic can not even vote she never been registered lmaooo

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  10. Lmfao@lilkimsLacefront

    Wow nicki is clever lil bitch

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  11. CommonSense

    Common sense, let’s you know she was speaking from the Republicans perspective on that line…that’s what they think about Democrats. Obviously, Onika was and still is a Democrat, she was only rapping a line as to how their mind’s operate, thinking the middle class wants a hand-out & that’s what is messing the economy up & it’s not. It’s the rich with tons of money who want to be selfish & not aid the community.

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  12. miles

    Half the people saying “haters was wrong again”, “I knew she was playing”, was probably the mains ones writing hateful messages about that verse last week

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  13. STUPIDASSBITCHES

    NOWWW EVERYONE WANTS TO SAY OH I KNEW SHE WAS PLAYING OH SHE WAS JUST ASKING FOR ATTENTION. NO. IT WAS A LYRIC IN A SONG AND PPL LET THE MEDIA GET ALL UP IN THEIR HANDS AND DIDN’T EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES. KEEP DOING U NICKI. YOU’RE GOOD.

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    Queens Reply:

    @STUPIDASSBITCHES, Thank u

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  14. TB

    People can vote for whoever they want, but I, for one, think that it was a very disrespectful verse whether she was playing or not. And clearly no one knew she was joking, otherwise it would not have been a big deal. She needs to realize that people look up to her and can be swayed very easily by what she says. Some 18 y/o right now is probably basing who they should vote for off of that one verse. But no everyone finds it so cute, right?! absolutely not.

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    RomanReloaded Reply:

    @TB, A lot of people knew she was joking. I said it in the initial post that she was joking. She has said before that she isn’t a Republican, she tweeted Obama about universal healthcare, and Wayne is huge Obama supporter. It’s likely he wouldn’t put it on his mixtape if he thought it was real. It’s common sense, people.

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  15. Henry

    Ahahaha. At all these fools saying obama is throwing shade. Really? You all at the bottom of the barrel scraping.

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  16. @taimiicel

    Gosh people hate on her so much don’t you know she’s gonna be here for a long time

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  17. Axam

    Only a damn fool wouldn’t have understood Nicki was being sarcastic. EVERYTHING ABOUT Nicki is sarcastic!

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  18. nicki won

    A NICKI F##K YOUR HATERS TEAMMINAJ HERE TO YOU SAY F##k THIS S##T IT WAS A RAP AND IF U FEEL SOME TYPE OF WAY OH WELL GET OVER IT AT THE END OF THE DAY NICKI DONT CARE WHat u hoes think or feel!

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  19. trulo

    All this girl wants is attention and it makes her look pitful. 1. Become a US citizen and 2. Become a registered voter..

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  20. DF

    SHE IS ONE SMART BITCH…Do you see HOW SHE GOT EVERYONES ATTENTION? She knows what she’s doing, she KNEW people would GO NUTS about that line, she EVEN GOT THE MUTHAFUCKN PRESIDENT SPEAKING ON IT….

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  21. Angel cake

    My problem is why is the president responding to this lunatic

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    TRP Reply:

    @Angel cake, because he was asked, and he wants to appear to the younger crowd who listen to Nicki Minaj and are turning 18 and who can vote.

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  22. TRP

    I knew Nicki’s corny ass was joking, you can’t take anything serious that she says. She’s an actress.

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  23. JustMe

    For those of you saying that Obama shaded Nicki Minaj by saying she’s weird and plays different characters. I would like to point out that Nicki and the whole world already knows she’s weird and plays different character, like it’s a fact. So he’s just stating what everyone else is saying, it’s not really a shade. Pointing out something about someone that the world agrees with is not shading the person.

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  24. Queens

    Lol the EXACT same people saying he shaded her are the same ones who are looking dumb right now cause they thought she was serious and weren’t able to comprehend the lyric and some people were able to comprehend that she was mocking but the majority no
    Spin Magazine, Talib Kwali and Questo all understood I guess only the intelligent ones did get it

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  25. Mike

    It was for publicity and it worked and now she has everyone talking about the election and 70% of the people who went after her was not even focusing on the election but they are now

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  26. Really

    Smh everyone was going in on her jumping on this bandwagon as if she had hurt someone if she did mean that line so what she can vote (if she can) for who ever she wants and mostly black people had a problem with it we kind of contradicted ourselves this time tbh

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  27. Queens

    Well she is smarter than she looks

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  28. platics

    slayyyyyyyyy

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  29. Queens

    Stupid hoe publicity set up for starship =broke record for being in the top ten on hot100
    verse= publicity for The Re-Up

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  30. trulo

    Obama did shade her lmaoo they didnt even play the whole interview lls… silly nicki barbz and nicki lmaooo to funny

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    so so Reply:

    @trulo, if the president even addresses ya presence, you did something right. Why do you haters refuse to admit your blind sided hatred.

    He had to have listened to Nicki or know of her to know about those characters.

    Obama was being political. Im voting for him now though because I see him as the better of the two for the real people. At first I wasn’t so sure. But he listenes to the same music as I do, so dat gives him points. I just hope he goes in the whitehouse next term, if he wins and goes all out for the people. Fuck the tea party, Fuck the repubs, and fuck the greedy corporations and health care companies.

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  31. BJ

    HHAHA NOW ALL THE HATERS CAN SHUT UP.

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  32. Trini_Minaj

    I love how she just slayed yall haters entire fuckin lives with that verse. U guys took it literally, even though u knew she is a sarcastic rapper. You know her punch lines are epic, and still u didnt believe. Lol dumb asses.

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  33. jayjayfad

    now everybody look so stupid….the ones that really thought she was voting for mitt romney are like “oh damn i thought she was serious”…now yall just look stupid for attackin her like dat….fuckin ignorant ass ppl cuz if a male rapper said this shit nobody woulda cared but yall let her being a female in the game get in the way of her rappin skills…you may think nicki is dumb and not smart but she’s smarter than what u think….cuz none of u could understand the verse dumbass ppl…..ugh yall just make me fuckin sick sometimes

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    NickiAddicted Reply:

    @jayjayfad, AMEN

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  34. Imu

    No body taking Nick seriou,Even her president its lame.

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    TMOE Reply:

    @Imu, YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN RIGHT.. EITHER THT OR YOU DON’T LIVE IN THE US.. SO YOUR OPINION IS IRRELEVANT EITHER WAY

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  35. Synecdoche Smeltie

    Watch for James Inman out of Tennessee in 2016. Next young change agent. Really impressive. It’s going to be hype! Nicki better get ready.

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  36. MmmHmm

    LMAO ONIKA JUST GOT CHECKED BY THE PRESIDENT! BYE!

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  37. nicko

    #TeamMinajTillTheDeath !! :’) U just cannot imagine how much I love her

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  38. nicko

    she’s SO clever tho !!

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  39. NickiAddicted

    Ppl were going all out of their way last week to say this and say that about Nicki, b/c they didn’t understand her line. Those same ppl look stupid as HELL.

    All the blogs were on it…now let’s see which ones will report this…the truth.

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    nojusthenry Reply:

    @NickiAddicted,
    so right..

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  40. mitcholos

    As Well They Shouldn’t Listen To Nicki Minaj… Good On Them.

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  41. mikko

    nicki minaj is not a registered voter and she has never been registered to vote… the only people going giddy over this is nicki minaj’s YOUNG fans. First and foremost Pres. Obama was on an urban station speaking on the election to get young voters out.. The radio DJ then proceeded to ask President Obama the question about Minaj. Secondly President Obama did shade her. if you are that much of an idiot to realize that i can not help you.And Lastly it was so much more than nicki minaj saying in that lyric she was voting for mitt romney as to why she recieved an outrageous amount of backlash. Alot of you are to young to understand.. the implications of the sterotypes that being rich means you can only be republican… the implications of “lazy bitches fucking up the economy” Being almost 30 years old and nicki has never been a registered voter. Her admitting she LIED about being bisexual to only gain attention.And all of that just piled on top of ALL the other shennigans and disrespect she has displayed since she has hit the mainstream. I dont expect her YOUNG impressionable fans to understand what i am saying.. but the grownn-ups get it.. i hope you all stop drinking the koolaide and find another female rapper more worthy of looking up to.

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    msteefromdc Reply:

    @mikko, omg u hit the nail on the head…thank goodness, at least someone here has some sense. even if it was a joke, it was done in bad taste. she’s a joke and so is her whole career. but she obviously should’ve known better..one of her multiple personalities should’ve told her not to say that ish

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  42. B to the C down to the Man Orange

    Good for them

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  43. ParkNOM

    I knew she made the Mitt Romney reference just to get a Ki out of y’all, but it didn’t go over as well as she thought it would. Nothing about her is going over well anyways.

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  44. Edgar C

    Fuck Nicki

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  45. so so

    stop keep saying Nicki is not a registered voter. The line was metaphorical and sarcastic. DARK Humor. It was NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERAL. dmh its been discussed and some of you still don’t get it. Even Obama got it. Go read a book dummies.

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  46. K3N3Volution

    This clown faced chick is a joke and my respect for her is minimal. You know how they say people use jokes as a way to test how what they really feel will be perceived to the people that hear it, if people let this get swept under the rug she would’ve never retracted her statement by saying this verse was her playing a persona. This young lady (which i use this term loosely because there is nothing lady like about her)needs to be way more aware of the things she states as she has a lot of influence over the generation of youth (gimmicks usually do)!

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  47. LAMPARD

    NICKY IS SO SICK SHE’S A FAKE BEING AND I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO SICK TO HAVE MADE THE LYRICS POPULAR..

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