Forget the parties’ platforms and the speeches made at their respective conventions. We know that Nicki Minaj’s take on the 2012 presidential race is the piece of data you’ve been waiting for while deciding how to cast your vote. And it’s official. She has made an “endorsement” (if song lyrics count as such) of GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
Nope, this isn’t one of the totally fabricated political stories that are becoming all too common. It’s true.
We’re guessing that when it comes to Republican efforts to connect with women and people of color, Minaj wasn’t exactly the messenger they had in mind. From the Wall St. Journal’s Speakeasy blog:
On Lil Wayne’s just-released mixtape “Dedication 4,” rapper-singer Nicki Minaj seems to endorse GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The twentysomething Minaj, who was born in Trinidad but grew up in Queens, can be heard rapping this line on the track “Mercy”: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b—-es are f—ing up the economy.” But, in the same rap, Minaj also mentions hanging out with zombies, so it’s hard to say exactly what it all means.
“Hard to say exactly what it all means” is an understatement. But the most striking thing about this story is that, after the conversation with an empty chair at last week’s Republican National Convention, it isn’t even the most bizarre news of the political season.
Read more at the Wall St. Journal.