President Barack Obama Asked About Nicki Minaj’s Mitt Romney Rap: Listen

By: Robbie Daw / September 10, 2012

The race is on to see which presidential candidate will emerge victorious on election day in November. And with Barack Obama officially back in campaign mode, naturally somewhere along the way, someone was bound to ask the current prez about Nicki Minaj’s controversial rap on Lil Wayne’s “Mercy” remix.

So was she seriously endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney? Was she simply playing a character when she noted “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches is fucking up the economy”? Listen to Obama’s thoughts on the matter, via an interview with Orlando’s Power 95.3 FM, below.

During the phone interview, when asked if his daughters Sasha and Malia listen to Nicki Minaj’s music, Obama diplomatically said he doesn’t think so, but quickly noted that the girls are way hipper than he and the First Lady.

This segued into the station’s hosts asking whether or not he heard Minaj’s “Mercy” rap about Romney. “Yeah, I don’t think — I’m not sure that’s actually what happened,” said the President. “I think she had…a little rap that said that, but she likes to play different characters.”

Way to skillfully brush off that whole drama, Mr. President. Do agree that Nicki is simply playing a character — the mischievous Roman, perhaps — or do you think she’ll be voting red this time around? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter!

[Via Billboard]