President Obama Responds to Nicki Minaj's Mitt Romney Rap

The pres is not sure what to make of the rapper's endorsement of his opponent.

Never afraid to weigh in on pop culture, President Obama has finally addressed Nicki Minaj's supposed endorsement of Mitt Romney on Lil Wayne's song, "Mercy." Nicki rapped, "I'm a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy b----es is f---in' up the economy," which sparked a media frenzy. However, Obama doesn't seem fazed by the Harajuku Barbie's line and says his daughters don't even listen to Minaj that much, so she's not really on his or Michelle Obama's radar.


"You know, I don't think they really listen to Nicki Minaj that much. But let's face it, they are now hipper than me," said the POTUS. "There's a certain point where your kids get old enough where they're just hipper than you are, and Michelle and I, for folks of 50 or, as she likes to point out, close to 50, because she's not 50 yet, we try to keep up so we've got a nice hip hop collection on our iPods."


Addressing Nicki's rap verse specifically, he said he wasn't really sure what she meant, and has concluded that she could just be playing different characters. "Yeah, I'm not sure that's actually what happened. 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."


Always known for his cool demeanor, Obama doesn't seem rattled at all by the popular rapper's shout out to his opponent. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.


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