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Opinion Piece-The Nicki Minaj vs. Mitt Romney Controversy
By Faith Choi, Jour. 1160

Nicki Minaj’s statement about her voting for Mitt Romney, in her new song with L’il Wayne, was a lyric of pure sarcasm. Minaj, who is originally from Trinidad, is known for her strange clothing, fast raps, and alter egos. The song called “Mercy” from the album “Dedication 4 Mixtape” was released on September 3, 2012. Since then, it has gained popularity for being very explicit, vulgar, and hopelessly controversial.
The lyric that caused so much controversy lies in the second verse of the song where Minaj states: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney.” Now, just by listening to the first half of the sentence, people will go straight to their computer and tweet something nasty about how Nicki Minaj has “betrayed us all” or how “she’s lost the respect of America.” For those who stayed to listen before unleashing their thoughts onto the Internet, the full sentence actually goes, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy b*tches is f*cking up the economy.”
Nevertheless, a full-fledged Internet storm was inevitable as most of the listeners would’ve been the ones in the first scenario: running to display their opinions without thinking anything through. “Even political pundits entered the fray,” writes Daniel Dale of Toronto Star. Dale quoted Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics senior elections analyst, when he said, “There is about a 0.00000001 percent chance Nikki [sic] Minaj was not mocking Romney voters and is actually endorsing Romney.” Even so, there was a clear divide in viewpoints as people were either defending Minaj or opposing her. No one was in the middle, or if they were, no one jumped in to confess it. This being said, most of the arguments were accusations pointing to Nicki Minaj’s support for the LGBT community.
The assumption that she is bisexual, although…...

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