Minaj confirms her rap was no Romney endorsement

By The Associated Press | September 11, 2012 | 12:34 AM EDT

FILE - In this Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. The flamboyant rapper confirmed Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 that she did not endorse Republican nominee Mitt Romney when she rapped about him. Her comment was made Monday on Twitter in response to a radio interview given by President Barack Obama. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

It's official: Nicki Minaj did not endorse Mitt Romney in a recent rap.

The flamboyant rapper confirmed Monday on Twitter that she was taking literary license when she referenced the Republican nominee for president. Some took her words to mean she was backing President Barack Obama's opponent.

Not Obama, though, who told radio station WPYO-FM in Orlando, Fla., that he didn't think it was a Romney plug, adding: "She likes to play different characters."

In her tweet, Minaj thanked Obama for understanding "my creative humor and sarcasm," then noted: "the smart ones always do ... (asterisk)sends love & support."

Minaj rapped the verse in question while making an appearance on the Lil Wayne mix tape track "Mercy."

A message sent to Minaj's publicist was not immediately returned.