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Nicki Minaj Raps About Voting for Romney—But She Can’t Vote

Nicki Minaj can rap with the best of them and routinely gives audiences a performance to remember.

What she can’t do, however, is vote.

Turns out that news that the 29-year-old performer possibly intends to vote for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is much ado about nothing since she has never bothered to register in any of the three states in which she has lived.

Minaj, the Trinidadian-born rapper-singer who is nearing a deal to become a judge on Fox’s American Idol, appears to have given an endorsement of the Republican presidential nominee on Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 4,” the recently released fourth installment in his mix-tape series.

During “Mercy,” the fifth track on the album, Minaj raps: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches is f—ing up the economy.”

Minaj doesn’t follow up her “endorsement” with any other political thoughts.

Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for Twitter verse to go crazy with many biting remarks that were critical of Minaj’s alleged political leanings.

But some within the music industry warned against jumping to conclusions just yet, saying that one rap line is hardly evidence and that Minaj only benefited from the notoriety the added attention brought her.

It turns out the point is moot anyway because Minaj has never registered to vote while living in Georgia, California and New York at various points.

The magazine RapDose, which first pointed out the lyrics, noted that her rap was performed over Kanye West-produced beats. West attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver in support of President Barack Obama.

Minaj has previously vented to Obama over Twitter, including messages expressing her frustration with U.S. healthcare in June on the heels of Moesha and The Parkers actress Yvette Wilson’s death from cervical cancer.

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

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