Is Nicki Minaj Voting For Mitt Romney?

Rapper Nicki Minaj has caused a bit of political controversy (she’s no stranger to the general kind) as the election approaches, with word that Minaj plans to vote for… wait for it… Mitt Romney.

As we just reported, rap biggie Jay-Z appeared on-stage (sort of) with President Barack Obama at the Made In America festival this weekend to rock out the vote, but Nicki Minaj may be breaking ranks with much of Hollywood to vote for Mitt Romney.

The Nicki Minaj rumor, of course, hinges on whether the diminutive rapper is speaking straight or trying to generate controversy. It’s also possible Nicki was channeling one of her many rapping personalities when she made the Mitt Romney comment.

Minaj’s comments were made on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 during which the rapper raps:

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy b—-es is f—ing up the economy.”

However, the lyrics fly directly in contrast with earlier comments made by Minaj that were certainly sincere after the death of Moesha‘s Yvette Wilson at the age of 48. A saddened Minaj took to Twitter to implore the President to fight harder for universal healthcare, tweeting the following three exchanges to Obama in June:

“What’s sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the gov’t was probably taking millions. On her deathbed though, #Nowheretobefound.”

“That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved. Just give FREE health care to all. @barackobama What can we do?”

“@BarackObama I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?”

Given the fact Minaj seems to believe in more liberal platforms when it comes to healthcare, it’s likely she’s not entirely being straight when she made the Romney quip in Wayne’s track. Fellow rapper Talib Kweli thinks Minaj is pulling everyone’s leg as well, tweeting in response to the controversy:

Do you think Nicki Minaj should clarify her position on who she’s voting for in November?