This morning when I downloaded Lil Wayne's new mixtape The Dedication 4, I was happy that Mixtape Weezy had returned to do his thing. His version of "Cashed Out" is dope! The mixtape also featured Barack O-Drama telling people to make sure they vote for Barack this November, so I didn't feel too ignorant listening to Wayne spit all type of ratchetness like, "Smokin That Barney and Baby Bop."
Nonetheless, my heart dropped when Nicki Minaj spit that she was voting for Mitt Romney!
Yes, you read that right; the Queens emcee who came from nothing wants to keep her tax breaks, and plans on voting for Money Mitt Romney.
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b------s are f------ up the economy.”
Now, I'll admit this might be a cheap bar aimed at getting some attention or mocking one of her rap enemies, but in an election year, this is something we cannot stand for.
We live in difficult times, when 18-year-old Nicki Minaj fans, who aren't up on the issues, will vote for Mitt just because Nicki raps she's doing it. Does Nicki not care about the future of this country?
While Queen Barbie has every right to be a Republican, she must know that the values and things they stand for are not the norm in America.
If Nicki has gotten so upper class that tax breaks for the rich, cuts to Medicare, and the end of women's rights as we know it are no longer important to her, then hey, come out and wear it.
I urge Nicki to settle this once in for all, or become the "Dixie Chick of Hip-Hop."
Nicki, you're too good to allow an attempt at trying to be clever ruin your music career. Gawker did a quick fact check on her lyrics and came up with this:
A search of voter rolls in California and New York, where Minaj maintains homes, comes up empty; which means that not only is Minaj not a registered Republican voting for Mitt Romney, she's not voting at all unless she registers soon.
Nicki saying she was voting for Mitt broke my heart. Especially if she's not even an American citizen, which many people including myself are not even sure about.
Nicki needs to do something and do it now. Even after her ill thought-out lyric, we don't want Nicki Minaj to become the Todd Akin of rap music.
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