October 15, 2012


President Obama Finally Weighs In On Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey Feud

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Because that whole "getting re-elected" thing isn't keeping him busy enough, President Obama found some time to call into Miami radio show "The Yo Show" to share his opinion on an issue that's polarizing the nation right now: the Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey feud

For those who missed it, Nicki Minaj had some harsh words to say about her fellow American Idol judge last week, and it was all caught on tape. The incident escalated when Mariah Carey claimed Minaj reportedly threatened to "shoot" her backstage. The spat even got Stevie Nicks riled up—she said she would have "strangled [Nicki Minaj] to death" if she were in Mariah's shoes. Yikes!

After being asked if he would be able to repair the relationship between Minaj and Carey, President Obama joked, "I'm confident that they'll be able to work it out. I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause. So I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure they're moving forward."

When pressed further about whose side he's on, Obama played it safe: "Mariah, she's actually done some events for us. I've gotten to know her and Nick [Cannon, her husband], she's a wonderful lady. Nicki, I don't know, but I've got her on my iPod." [Golf clap.] The POTUS, ladies and gentlemen.