Hip Hop's Influence on the 2012 Election

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  • Nicki Minaj, Mitt Romney
  • Barack Obama, Jay-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • 2 Chainz Voting 2012 Election
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Beyonce, Michelle Obama
  • K'Naan, Mitt Romney
  • Prodigy
  • Mary J. Blige, Ledisi
  • Questlove

Hip Hop's Influence on the 2012 Election

Say it ain't so, Barbz. Nicki Minaj surprised many fans earlier this week with her verse on "Mercy," from Lil Wayne's Dedication 4 mixtape, which seemingly endorses Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy b---hes is f---ing up the economy," she raps. But this is just the latest example of hip hop injecting itself into the hotly contested 2012 election. Click on to see more examples of rappers who "connect politick ditto."

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