If Nicki Minaj makes the decision to endorse Mitt Romney in the forthcoming election, she may want to take care of something first: registering to vote.
Minaj was flooded with media clips Tuesday (Sept. 4) when a snippet from her lyrics on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape revealed that she is a Republican and voting for Romney. The line may have been blown out of proportion but in an age when personal information is just a Google search away, the 29-year-old was quickly exposed for her voting past, or lack thereof.
As it turns out, in the three states where she’s lived, Minaj is not registered to vote. Having resided in Georgia, New York and California the Young Money Barbie never seemed to find the time to fill out and mail in a registration card, or do it online.
Minaj’s Romney lyrics, although pretty self-explanatory, have been picked apart with a fine tooth comb, mostly due to the fact that she’s Black and got her footing in the Hip-Hop world. Placing her in both boxes brings forth the automatic assumption that she would be a supporter of President Obama who has a large majority of the Black vote, and has been praised by many of her partners in rhyme, including Jay-Z and Young Jeezy. The idea that she would stand on the side of Romney, who offers very conservative views on topics like abortion and gay rights (the latter of which makes up a good portion of Minaj’s fan base, since there was a time when she announced herself as the first “gay rapper”), was jarring to many in the online world who littered the social media sector after hearing of her alleged allegiance to 65-year-old former governor.
To be fair, she never signed up to be a spokesperson for voting, but she had to know that the lyric was going to cause a little controversy, which may have been her intention.
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