NICKI MINAJ: NOT DOWN WITH ROMNEY
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UNDATED (AP) -- If it had been true, it would have seemed as unlikely as, say Clint Eastwood, deciding that he was voting for Barack Obama, after all. But now Nicki Minaj is throwing water on reports that she endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The whole thing started with a recent rap Minaj did when she name-checked Romney. Some took her performance as saying she was down with the GOP candidate. Obama didn't fall for it. He told an Orlando, Florida radio station that he didn't think Minaj was backing Romney, noting that the rapper "likes to play different characters." In a tweet, Minaj thanked Obama for understanding what she calls her "creative humor and sarcasm" -- adding "the smart ones always do."