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Forget the Mitt Romney rap, Nicki Minaj confirms support for Obama

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Nicki Minaj.

President Obama managed to get the truth out of Nicki Minaj in regards to who she's supporting come election time in November.

Despite rapping on a new Lil Wayne mixtape that she was a "Repulican voting for Mitt Romney," the rapper-singer set the record straight on Twitter Monday: "Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do ... *sends love & support.*"

Obama had earlier expressed skepticism about the Romney endorsement during a radio interview with Orlando's Power 95.3, according to a New York Daily News story. "I'm not sure that's actually what happened," Obama said about Minaj backing his GOP rival. "I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that, but she likes to play different characters."

"Awesome!" Minaj tweeted. "Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question."

Retweets by the singer confirmed her delight in having the president understand that she frequently uses alter egos.


But, as the Daily News points out, not everyone on Twitter was impressed with Obama dropping hip-hop knowledge. "What Obama spoke on the record about today: Nicki Minaj lyrics. What he refused to comment on: the Chicago teacher strike," wrote Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus.

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