Nicki Minaj Stumping for Romney on New Lil Wayne Record?

Cory Lopez | September 4, 2012 - 2:18 pm

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Does Nicki Minaj really lean to the right?

That’s what the rapper-singer implies in her verse on Lil Wayne’s latest mixtape, Dedication 4.

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney,” Minaj raps in the song released over the weekend. “You lazy b-tches is f—g up the economy.”

But is she speaking the truth or just spewing some sarcasm?

Minaj has previously delved into politics, calling on President Barack Obama to expand coverage under his health care law.

“Just give FREE health care to all. @BarackObama what can we do?” Minaj tweeted in June. “@BarackObama I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?”

But just how literal is Minaj’s lyricism? The rapper often blurs the line between reality and fantasy for the sake of a catchy rhyme — such as in the very next line of the track, when Minaj spits, “Out in Miami, I be chillin’ with a zombie.”

Fellow rapper Talib Kweli certainly doesn’t think Minaj is choosing the Romney-Ryan ticket. “I doubt Nicki seriously supports Romney,” he wrote on Twitter. “Her lyrics ain’t political. She just wants y’all to talk about her & she winning cuz it’s working!”

Do you think Minaj is a Republican? Sound off in comments.

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