Timeline of Nicki Minaj's Rap Endorsing Mitt Romney, and the Aftermath

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Last Tuesday, XXL reported that on Lil Wayne's latest mixtape Dedication 4, Nicki Minaj spits a verse on "Mercy," where she supports the Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Her verse, which claimed, "I'm more Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy," has since stirred a lot of negative reaction from the supporters of President Barack Obama, in which the YMCMB rapper even received death threats via Twitter. Since then, President Obama addressed the issue, stating that he believes it was one of Minaj's many "characters." As a response, Nicki took to Twitter to state her appreciation for the President understanding her "artistic" vision. While Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has yet to speak on the topic, this small back-and-forth between the rapper and the President has grabbed the attention of the internet. XXL presents a short timeline outlining what exactly happened. —XXL Staff (@XXL)

Is Nicki Minaj a Republican?

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On September 3rd, Lil Wayne released his DJ Drama-helmed Dedication 4 mixtape. And upon its release, the hot topic of discussion was Nicki Minaj's lines on the track "Mercy," where the Queens rapper stated, "I’m more Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is fuckin’ up the economy." This immediately stirred a buzz amongst rap fans and supporters of the the Democratic party, with the question being, "Is Nicki Minaj a Republican?"

Nicki Minaj Receives Death Threats on Twitter

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Nicki Minaj's lyrics endorsing the Republican candidate didn't sit too well with many left-wing Democrats on Twitter. Some extremists started tweeting out death threats towards the Young Money princess. The irony? Due to her constant travels before her formal debut, Nicki Minaj was never registered as a voter.

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Nicki Minaj Responds to President Obama’s Thoughts on Her Lyrics

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As a response to President Obama's statement, Nicki Minaj tweeted, “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support* @BarackObama,” shutting down speculation that she endorses the Republican candidate.

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