Nicki Minaj Supports Obama After All, Everyone Can Relax Now

One of the greatest political controversies of the 2012 presidential election has been put to rest. Nicki Minaj has admitted what many people suspected: that her line “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney”  in Lil Wayne‘s “Mercy” remix was just a grand exercise in trolling.

That single line — from a remixed track off a free mixtape — led to death threats, and the political firestorm made it all the way to the White House after President Barack Obama himself was asked about Nicki’s political allegiance. (Pressing issues!) Mr. President chalked it up to one of Minaj’s many alter egos, and it turns out he was right. Read on to see Nicki’s tweet affirming her support for Obama and confirming the lyric’s sarcasm.

So all you Minaj haters that came out of the woodwork, you can take a deep breath and go back to being her Barbz. And all you Romney supporters who thought your candidate finally nabbed a musical endorsement with some youthful cachet, well, it’s back to the drawing board.

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