Barack Obama Talks Nicki Minaj…
The US President has given his reaction to one of Miss Minaj’s lyrics.
President Barack Obama addressed one of Nicki Minaj’s lines in Lil Wayne’s song, Mercy.
Nicki Minaj appears to offer her support for Republican presedential candidate, Mitt Romney, in the song, rapping, “I’m a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy bitches is f****n’ up the economy.” Barack Obama responded to the lyrics which appeared to see Minaj supporting his political opponent, saying that his children, Malia and Sasha, did not listen to Nicki all that much. He went on to describe his own position on rap.
“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,” he said. “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.”
When asked directly about the line, Obama said that he was a little unsure as to the meaning.
“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.”
Words by Fiona Guest