By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
It’s been a crazy few days for female rapper Nicki Minaj. After a controversial rap verse leaked that exposed the pop star making what sounded like an endorsement for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, immediately backlash for the lyrics went viral. Besides getting her mentions flooded with nasty tweets from her critics, Nicki even lost some of hardcore fans with the “endorsement.” And it was only a matter of time before she received death threats, all for showing what some thought was genuine support for Mitt Romney. And let’s not forget that long and controversial letter a young woman left on her Facebook profile about the lyrics. That young woman even went as far as to suggest that Nicki MInaj hates herself and black women.
Welp, Nicki Minaj has finally spoken out about the lyrics. And it appears she’s only done so because President Obama spoke out on them first.
In a recent interview at Power 953 in Orlando, when asked about how he felt about Nicki endorsing Mitt Romney, Obama pretty much stated that he figures it’s nothing more than a lyrical punchline:
Nicki heard the President’s repsonse, and tweeted about the matter:
She also expressed that she’s proud that he even addressed the whole controversy:
Oh and she threw some shade to the haters, of course: