Minaj confirms her rap was no Romney endorsement
(AP) It's official: Nicki Minaj did not endorse Mr Mitt Romney in a recent rap.
The flamboyant rapper confirmed on Monday on Twitter that she was taking literary licence when she referenced the Republican nominee for president. Some took her words to mean she was backing President Barack Obama's opponent.
Not Mr Obama, though, who told radio station WPYO-FM in Orlando, Florida, that he didn't think it was a Mr Romney plug, adding: "She likes to play different characters."
In her tweet, Minaj thanked Mr Obama for understanding "my creative humour and sarcasm", then noted: "the smart ones always do ... (asterisk) sends love & support."