Does Nicki Minaj Dislike Obama?

By Lauren Moraski

Is Nicki Minaj a Republican? It’s still unclear where the rapper stands on the 2012 presidential race, but a new mixtape may offer some potential clues. Or not, considering she has various rap personas.

Either way, Minaj piqued fans’ interest this week with the release of Lil Wayne’s mixtape “Dedication 4,” which features a guest appearance by Minaj and beats by Kanye West.

In the fifth track, “Mercy,” posted online, Minaj raps, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b—-es is f—ing up the economy.”

It’s unclear whether Minaj is speaking any bit of truth in the rap, as she often blurs the lines of reality in her music. And the following lyric in the song is non-political: “Out in Miami, I be chillin’ with a zombie.”

Minaj’s rep did not respond to a request for comment.

Romney, though, does have some support from other music artists and celebrities. Last week’s Republican National Convention featured performances by Kid Rock and 3 Doors Down and a speech by Clint Eastwood. Romney’s other celebrity supporters include The Oak Ridge Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Donald Trump, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, country singer Trace Adkins, KISS frontman Gene Simmons, former porn-star Jenna Jameson, actors Scott Baio and Chuck Norris.

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