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Nicki Minaj performs on Good Morning America on ABC on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. - Provided courtesy of ABC / Ida Mae Astute

Nicki Minaj Tweets to Obama about Romney endorsement rap

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09/10/2012 by Kristina Lopez

Nicki Minaj might have cleared up her supposed endorsement for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Last week, a new track from Lil Wayne's mixtape "Dedication 4" called "Mercy" debuted. The track, which uses the same beat from a Kanye West song of the same name, features Minaj.

"I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy [expletive] are [expletive] up the economy," Minaj says on the track. At the time, Minaj stayed quiet about any political agenda she might have had with the song.

President Barack Obama himself was asked if he had heard Minaj's alleged endorsement of his political rival during an interview with Orlando radio station Power 953.

"I'm not sure that's actually what happened," Obama said. "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."

Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, is known for numerous personalities and alter egos she takes on during songs such as Roman Zolanski, an angrier character that rapped alongside Eminem's own alter ego Slim Shady on a song called "Roman's Revenge."

"That was probably Roman who did it," President Obama added.

Minaj later responded to President Obama's comments on Twitter on Monday, September 10, saying, "Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do... *sends love & support* @BarackObama."

She later added, "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."

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