Not since he almost got in a fistfight with LMFAO‘s Sky Blu have we been this excited about Mitt Romney and a musician. We’re not the only ones; the Internet and friends have been flipping out all day about the meaning behind Nicki Minaj‘s shout-out to the Republican presidential candidate on Lil Wayne‘s new mix tape Dedication 4. “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is f—g up the economy,” Nicki rapped, probably sardonically. Why do we think Minaj’s lyrical stylings are just an oblique diss rather than a booty-shaking stump speak? For one, when Nicki gets literal, she gets really literal, like when discussing Vogue editor Anna Wintour in “Come On A Cone”: “When I’m sitting with Anna, I’m really sitting with Anna/ Ain’t a metaphor punchline, I’m really sitting with Anna!” That being said, if it turns out we’re wrong…that means Nicki has been dropping truth bombs about herself for years and we were stupidly assuming they were just song lyrics! We’re going to have to completely reconsider the meaning behind lyrics like:
- “I might cop a million Jimmy Choos just for fun” from “I’m The Best.” The takeaway? Minaj might love Mitt Romney, but she is not a fan of fiscal responsibility.
- “Now I’m a wrap your coffin with a bow” from “Roman’s Revenge.” The takeaway? Nicki is equal parts vicious and fabulous. She also has access to extremely large bows.
- “I’m The Terminator” from “Did It On ‘Em.” The takeaway? Nicki Minaj is the Terminator. We’re…we’re actually kind of embarrassed we overlooked something so obvious until now.
- “In my space shuttle and I’m not coming down” from “Check It Out.” The takeaway? There might be sequins jammed inside every motherboard, but Nicki Minaj is comfortable with her decision to live in the International Space Station, thank you very much.
- “I got the key to every mothaf—ing city” from “Girls Fall Like Dominoes.” The takeaway? Nicki has rightfully been recognized as a local treasure by every town on the planet Earth.
- “I think I met him in the Sky/ When I was a Geisha he was a Samurai/ Somehow I understood him when he spoke Thai” from “Your Love.” The takeaway? Feel free to speak Thai to Nicki Minaj; she will understand you, provided you happen to be a hot dude. (Note: also supports our International Space Station theory.)
- “We ’bout to get up and burn this floor” from “Pound The Alarm.” The takaway? While we had assumed Minaj must be talking about dancing or rapping, she is literally talking about setting the dance floor on fire. Honestly, we just appreciate the warning.
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