September 05, 2012 07:39 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Hollywood types are known for being on the liberal side of the political spectrum. There’s exceptions, of course, such as Clint Eastwood, but most up-and-coming stars vote for Democratic candidates. But it looks like the Republicans will be getting at least one vote from a hot celeb, and that vote comes from the most unexpected source: Nicki Minaj! The supposed American Idol judge says she’s Team Romney all the way!
In a cuss-filled set of lyrics, singer-rapper Nicki Minaj shared her support for Mitt Romney and the GOP: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy [expletive] is [expletive] up the economy.”
But the supposed endorsement is not a crystal clear as it might seem. Some suggest that it is a rather poor attempt at irony. After all, Minaj has frequently stated her support for Obama-endorsed programs in the past. In a Twitter post earlier this year, she complained about the lack of universal health coverage in the wake of Yvette Wilson’s death: “What’s sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the gov’t was probably taking millions. On her deathbed though, #Nowheretobefound. That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved. Just give FREE health care to all. @BarackObama what can we do?”
Despite numerous requests for an explanation, the Nicki Minaj camp isn’t commenting on the meaning of the lyrics. And her always updated Twitter isn’t offering any enlightening tidbits on the subject either. This means that fans (and Republicans desperate for celeb support) will be left guessing at Minaj’s motives.
What do you think? Could Nicki Minaj be a Romney supporter? Or is this all one big stunt?
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