11 September 2012, 08:12
The 'Fly' rapper confirms she was being sarcastic by seeming to endorse the Republican in a recent rap.
Nicki Minaj has thanked US President Barack Obama after he made comments suggesting he understood that the rapper's recent endorsement of Republican presidential candidate of Mitt Romney had been made in jest.
The 'Super Bass' rapper sparked controversy last week when her part of Lil Wayne's new song 'Mercy' featured the lyrics, "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b*****s is f*****g up the economy", which caused speculation she was an opponent of current president Obama.
However, Obama surprisingly spoke out about the story during a recent interview with US station Orlando Power 953 and suggested it could have been Nicki rapping as one of her alter egos, to which Nicki later confirmed on Twitter.
"I'm not sure that's actually what happened," Obama told the station yesterday (10th September). '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.
"Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humour & sarcasm MR. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support* @BarackObama," Nicki tweeted after hearing the news. "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."
Check out a picture of Nicki Minaj in her recent 'Pound The Alarm' music video below:
Last week saw Nicki taking to the stage in Los Angeles at the MTV Video Music Awards 2012 where she performed a duet with Alicia Keys of the latter's new single 'Girl On Fire.
Nicki Minaj has also announced plans to release a repackaged edition of her album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' this October, subtitled 'The Re-Up', which is expected to feature a selection of brand new songs.