Obama "not sure" if Minaj endorsed Romney either

"She likes to play different characters," Obama said [UPDATED]

By Jillian Rayfield

Published September 10, 2012 5:11PM (EDT)

 Rapper Nicky Minaj.  (Wikipedia)
Rapper Nicky Minaj. (Wikipedia)

If Mitt Romney is hoping for a fundraiser with Nicki Minaj, he might want to hold his horses.

In an interview with Orlando radio station Power 953, President Obama laughed off the notion that Minaj was legitimately endorsing Mitt Romney because she sort of said so in a line of a Lil Wayne mix tape. "I'm not sure that's actually what happened," Obama said. "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."

And remember, Obama likes to throw "Hip Hop BBQs," so he would know.

Here's the interview audio:

Update: And it's official, Nicki Minaj was definitely not endorsing Romney. National nightmare over:


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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