Lil Wayne‘s long awaited Dedication 4 finally dropped on Labor Day. And in the world of immediacy (thanks to the ‘net), his female megastar protégé was quickly all the buzz shortly after the mixtape dropped. Nicki Minaj and Wayne teamed up for their version of “Mercy” for the fourth installment of the Dedication series. Nicki opens the song similarly to Big Sean‘s verse on the original. She switches up the speed and tone of her verse a few times, but rips it nonetheless. What catches everyone’s attention is her declaring, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy b— is f—— up the economy.” In typical Minaj fashion you must expect the unexpected.
Hey, the Republican party surely will appreciate the free promotion so soon following the Republican National Convention. Considering Nicki’s clever wit we’re not so quick to take her verse literally. The verse could be satire referencing the rhetoric that the poor are only impoverished because they’re lazy, or perhaps Romney’s platform is appealing to her. Her political affiliation doesn’t matter much to us. What does matter is how she killed it on her verse with her rhyme pattern and flow. More Nicki and Wayne collabos, please!
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