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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Quoted: Nicki Minaj explains her Romney lyrics

Nicki Minaj arrives at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty)

“Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do.”

— Nicki Minaj confirming in a tweet Monday that her lyrics seeming to endorse Mitt Romney was just another hip-hop publicity stunt. In an interview earlier in the day, President Obama noted that the rapper “likes to play different characters”; Minaj signed off with her “love and support.”

Read earlier: Minaj’s Romney rap underscores Obama’s wobbly relationship with world of hip-hop, 9/4/12

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