Internet uproar of the day: Is Nicki Minaj really voting for Romney?

August is over. Finally, it’s time for some real news … like who a rap star may or may not be voting for.

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Well, according to some lyrics she recently spat on Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 4” mixtape, she’s seeing red:

“I’m a Republican, votin’ for Mitt Romney/ You lazy b*tches is f*ckin’ up the econ’my,”

Strong words, Ms. Minaj. Strong words.

So strong were these words that the mainstream media has run with the “Nicki Minaj is voting for Romney story” in full force. News outlets from BuzzFeed to The Washington Post have covered the topic.

Thankfully, the folks at Gawker have done a little fact checking. (Yes—a site often maligned for its lack of journalism standards has officially upped the discourse here.)

Here’s what they had to say about the now-famous line:

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney.”

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