Hip hop star thanks pres for understanding her political humor.
Nicki Minaj had audiences perplexed when she seemingly endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and declared herself a Republican on a recent song with Lil Wayne, but she's singing a different tune now that none other than President Barack Obama has personally weighed in on the situation.
In a recent radio interview with Orlando's Power 95.3, President Obama indicated that he was aware of Minaj's Romney shoutout but wasn't taking it too seriously because of her somewhat schizophrenic history.
"Yeah, I'm not sure that's actually what happened," he said when told that the Young Money rapstress had endorsed his opponent. "I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don't know what's going on there."
Responding to the President's statement on Twitter, Minaj broke her silence on the matter to insist that she was in fact being sarcastic and express gratitude for Obama's appreciation of humor.
"Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do... *sends love & support* @BarackObama," she wrote.
"Awesome! Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question."
Guess that means we won't be seeing Nicki filling in for Clint Eastwood at future Romney campaign events.
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