Minaj references Barack Obama's comments about people not understanding how rap lyrics work, when she raps: "I graduate with honors, I'm Ball-nead O'Conner. I did a freestyle then I got a shout out from Obammer." The President made his remarks after Minaj appeared to be endorsing the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney in her guest appearance on Lil Wayne's song "Mercy
," where she declared: "I'm a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney. You lazy bithces is f--kin' up the economy." Minaj clarified her intent when some media outlets took her verse literally. In endorsing Obama, she Tweeted: "Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do."