When Nicki Minaj spit “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/ You lazy b*****es are f***ing up the economy” on Lil Wayne‘s “Mercy” flip, the Internets’ ears perked up and and blogs — from rap savvy to usually otherwise — got to wondering if she might mean it. Probably she didn’t, because that’s not generally Nicki’s style. Most of what Nicki says isn’t literal, and there’s no reason this line should be any more straightly than the one about chilling with zombies on the beach that follows. Rather, she probably meant it hypothetically; to imply that she’s rich, and probably richer than you, sort of like very wealthy Mitt Romney. Or, as Spin‘s Brandon Soderberg suggests, “what’s missing in that line is the word ‘like,’” and Nicki means that she is “like a Republican voting for Mitt Romney.”
All this, though, has done little to quiet any newly earned detractors, who, if this AllHipHop.com round-up is to be believed, are flaring on Twitter. One went ahead and called her a “stupid…. a**…..no talent having a** …..b****,” while another straight up asked that “somebody please kill nicki minaj.” Yikes!
In fact, a quickie Gawker fact-check found that Ms. Minaj is probably not even a registered voter:
A search of voter rolls in California and New York, where Minaj maintains homes, comes up empty; which means that not only is Minaj not a registered Republican voting for Mitt Romney, she’s not voting at all unless she registers soon.
Double yikes! She can’t vote for Romney if she wanted to this round, because she can’t vote at all! How about we get that taken care of before we worry about which way her political leanings go.