Obama Spends Morning Discussing Nicki Minaj

September 10, 2012

President Obama took time this morning to discuss Nicki Minaj and whether she did or did not endorse Mitt Romney for president, with Power 953:

HOST: Mr. President, if you don't mind, we want to switch subjects. Just to get a little personal -- Sasha and Malia, are they big fans of Nicki Minaj?

OBAMA: You know, I don't think they really listen to Nicki Minaj that much. I think that -- but let's face it: They are now hipper than me. There's a certain point where your kids get old enough that they're just hipper than you are. Michelle and I, for folks 50 or -- she likes to point out, close to 50, because she's not 50 yet -- we try to keep up. We've got a nice hip-hop collection on our iPods.

HOST: One of the big stories this past week, was the fact that Nicki Minaj had a record with a line in there where it appears she's going for Mitt Romney.

OBAMA: Yeah, I don't think--I'm not sure that's what happened. I think she had a song on there, that, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters.

HOST: That was probably Roman that did it.

OBAMA: So I don't know what's going on there.

The Washington Free Beacon fact-checked Minaj's lyrical endorsement last week and rated it false.

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