Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Nicki Minaj endorses...Mitt Romney?

I'm waiting for the walk-back, but Nikki can only pull that off with a tremendous loss to her street cred.  If you're going to rap it, you've gotta live it.  Via the Daily Caller:

Rap sensation Nicki Minaj seemingly offered her endorsement to Romney in freestyle verse over Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music’s “Mercy” instrumental.

Lyrics as follows:

Court side, you in the C Section
I’m with them bloods you you with the C Section
In Malibu I’m bout a sea section
And all these bitches is my sons, yeah C-Section
I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney
You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy
Out in Miami I be chilling with a zombie
Diablo Alejandro de Mello Gandhi

The song is featured on Lil Wayne “Dedication 4 (Mixtape)” and was released earlier today...

The Huffington Post has a different take:

The lines seem simple enough, but much of the internet refuses to take Minaj at her word. That's partly the rapper's fault, as she is known for adopting multiple personalities (Roman, Barbie, etc.) and generally obfuscating for the fun of it. Some wonder if she was impersonating a Republican in the first line, which would make Republicans the target of the "lazy b----es" insult.

So maybe she's mocking Mitt, as being just another cruel, out of touch, right-wing monster.  Although the shitty economy cannot be helping her album/ticket sales, and she wouldn't be the first rapper to support a Republican:

50 Cent has compared himself to George W. Bush and LL Cool J attended the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Rapper Talib Greene also sees it differently:

Guess we'll know soon enough.  Methinks that the peer pressure on Minaj from the black community, the Hollywood community, and the Black Hollywood community will be so intense she'll back off her "endorsement", and try to convince us she was just playing a part and messin' with our heads.

But in the privacy of the voting booth...who knows what part Nicki Minaj - as well as a larger portion of traditionally Democratic voting blocs - will play this time?

Might just be a different tune, whether they admit it or not...

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