Is Nicki Minaj a Republican?

Returning to his Mixtape Weezy persona, Lil Wayne released his DJ Drama-helmed Dedication 4 ‘tape on Labor Day, yesterday (September 3).

Upon its release, though, everyone was talking about Nicki Minaj’s lyrics on the track “Mercy,” which jacks the instrumental for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music track of the same title. On the record, the Young Money rapper rhymes about Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“I’m more Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is fuckin’ up the economy,” Nicki spits on “Mercy.”

Since the release of Weezy’s mixtape, the Internet has been buzzing about Nicki’s political allegiance. Is she a Republican?

Talib Kweli, for one, doesn’t seem to think so.

“I doubt Nicki seriously supports Romney,” he tweeted earlier today (September 4). “Her lyrics ain’t political. She just wants y’all to talk about her & she winning cuz it’s working!”

That’s just one opinion, though. Having said that, XXL implores users to weigh in on Nicki’s lines in the comment section.—Mark Lelinwalla

  • Mikey F Baby

    So what if she is? I’d actually be impressed that she can think on her own and represent what she believes in.

  • the_sons_of_lot

    This talentless, ugly, sweaty thing… yuck!

  • Voice of reason

    Who cares?! She’s probably not even human.

  • P.M

    Shes trying to get with the white folks, it’s hard to be black and republican. I live in Kansas where everything is republican, so I see the anti Obama billboards, racist taking back our country talk. If you are middle class or lower you’d have to be a fool to vote republican because they have no interest to do good for you.

  • anon

    WTF when she says i’m a republican voting for Mitt Romney she’s clearly making fun of republicans because that’s how stupid they sound then she says you lazy bitches fucking up the economy when clearly lazy bitches is referring to the republicans

  • SHEEDADIVA

    I WOULD HOPE THAT SHE’S NOT SERIOUS. HOWEVER, IF SHE IS I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER DAMN CD OR DOWNLOAD HER DAMN MIXTAPES! HOPE SHE READS HER FB PAGE B/C HER FANS ARE GOING IN ON HER!

  • R. Hammonds

    Nickii Minaj went too far on this one. Her judgement and common sense is definitely twisted. I am offended that she would disrespect herself and her fans. I do not buy that she just wanted attention or to give people something to talk about; there are definitely better way to get that type of attention than using insults and disrespect.

  • Buck Ofama

    of course shes kidding. theres no way a rapper in todays society would make it by being republican. its sad actually be we republicans support people/companies with a lot of money while this idiot in office wants to take away from the rich.. by the way obama has done nothing for the middle class… or for that matter, the country.