Nicki Minaj received death threats after sparking political controversy with some recent song lyrics which appear to show her support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. President Barack Obama, a plethora of music journalists, and news pundits have all weighed-in on the meaning behind the comments on Lil’ Wayne’s “Mercy” remix. Some believe the words may have been a straight-forward Romney endorsement while others feel the phrasing was part of a character persona. Some irate fans are tweeting threats to the popular rapper, according to the Christian Post. According to the LA Weekly, there are 10 other songs far more Republican-leaning than the rap tune currently making headlines.
During the “Mercy” rap song Minaj had this to say:
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b—–s is f—ing up the economy.”
While the majority of the rapper’s followers simply expressed their displeasure with her recent political phrases, others were not so kind. Tweets in reference to the Lil’ Wayne lyrics ranged from posts saying someone should kill the singer to wishing she would die in a fire.
One Twitter follower wrote, “Someone plz kill Nicki Minaj.”
Not all the reaction to the Republican announcement was negative. A follower on the social network who identified himself as Paul Brown, had this to say about the brewing controversy:
“Haha. Team Nicki! I love Mitt Romney too. I, like Nicki, worked hard for my wealth and refuse to let Obama dictate who I share it with.”
Some fans of the “Starship” rapper voiced their complete lack of concern about the politically infused lyrics scandal altogether. During her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards show, the performer did not appear bothered about either the Romney rap lyrics debate or the rumors of a boycott by fans who support President Obama.
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
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 10, 2012
This tweet appears to end the controversy over who the rap singer will be voting for in November.