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Nov. 04.

Taylor Swift Won’t Talk Politics

Taylor Swift definitely intends to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election, but she isn’t budging on who she will be voting for!

Swift has said that she keeps up on her politics and will be voting on Tuesday, but she doesn’t like to talk politics because she doesn’t want to influence any of her fans’ votes. Swift told Time magazine:

“I follow it, and I try to keep myself as educated and informed as possible. But I don’t talk about politics because it might influence other people. And I don’t think that I know enough yet in life to be telling people who to vote for.”

Swift will be out of the country on Tuesday, Election Day and says she will “have to get a special form, I think” in order for her to vote.

What do you think of celebrities expressing their political opinions???

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Oct. 23.

Katy Perry to Rally for Obama in Vegas

Katy Perry is ready to sing in support of President Barack Obama!

Perry has been tapped by Obama’s reelection campaign to rally supporters at a concert in Las Vegas with the President on Wednesday.

Producer Eric Ortner, said:

“The President will be reaching out to as many voters as possible on the critical choice in this election — moving America forward with an economy built to last for a strong middle class, versus going back to the same policies that crashed our economy in the first place.”

This will be Perry’s second appearance on the campaign trail, her first being a fundraiser in Los Angeles for the President.

This free concert will take place at 6 pm on Wednesday at a grassroots neighborhood block party in Las Vegas.

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Oct. 16.

President Obama Weighs in on the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj Feud

President Obama visited the Yo Show, where host Michael Yo asked him to weigh in on the ongoing feud between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

Despite seeming to not know too much about the situation, the President said:

“I think they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident. I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”

He was also asked which artist he prefers, which he responded with:

“Mariah, she’s actually done some events for us. I’ve gotten to know her and Nick [Cannon], she’s a wonderful lady. Nicki I don’t know, but I’ve got her on my iPod.”

Yo also asked the President about his less than confident performance at the first Presidential debate where he admitted that he “had an off night.” The second debate will take place tonight from Hofstra University on Long Island.

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Oct. 04.

Musicians Tweet on the 2012 Presidential Debate

Whenever it is an election years, celebrities use their fame to express their political views — and that’s exactly what they did last night during the 2012 Presidential Debate.

Billboard.com complied a list of 20 tweets from musicians, on the debate. They pointed out that the normally outspoken Republican musicians, like Blake Shelton, Gene Simmons, and Kid Rock, kept pretty quiet while President Obama and Mitt Romney went at it. Other celebs, however, were not so quiet.

Check out some of our favorite tweets from Billboard’s list of political musician tweets after the jump!


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Sep. 21.

Eddie Vedder Hosts Fundraiser for President Obama

Eddie Vedder hosted a small dinner fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, raising $1.7 million.

Vedder performed songs, strumming a mandolin, for the President and 85 other guests. The cost to attend this fundraiser was $20,000 per person and took place at the home of singer-songwriter Don Miggs and Lisa DeBartolo.

Vedder performed “Rose,” “Without You,” James Taylor’s ”Millworker,” and Neil Young’s ”Rockin’ In The Free World.” Vedder joked saying:

“I can’t say I’ve ever played that many songs in a suit before.”

Vedder told attendees a personal story. He always dreamt of being a musician and never went to college, but did need that money to be able to afford guitars and microphones to make his dream come true. Vedder signed up for a government security guard training program, was hired for the midnight shift, and later became security supervisor at a petroleum company. He was so thankful for this experience, the one that allowed him “to keep affording to buy guitars and microphones.”

Vedder then spoke of Mitt Romney saying:

“It’s very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population.”

Obama then took the stage where he thanked Vedder “for that unbelievable performance but more importantly for that story.”

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Sep. 12.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Hosting Obama Fundraiser

Power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce will be holding a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

According to the New York Post, this fundraiser for the President will be for 100 people and will cost $40,000 a ticket.

The fundraiser is going to be held at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club on September 18.

The President made a surprise appearance via video at the rapper’s Made in America Festival in Pennsylvania over Labor Day weekend. Obama has a strong following in the hip-hop community. Snoop Lion recently endorsed his re-election and although Nicki Minaj rapped a line in a song saying she is voting for Mitt Romney, she revealed she was playing a character and sent her love and support to Obama.

The Presidential election is on November 6.

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Sep. 11.

Nicki Minaj DOES Support President Obama

It looks like the President understands Nicki Minaj better than most would think!

The female rapper made headlines recently for a line she rapped on a Lil Wayne track, where she says:

“I’m a Republican, voting forMitt Romney. You lazy bitches is fuckin up the economy.”

Turns out, Nicki was just playing another one of her characters, which President Obama basically called in a radio interview yesterday. In a radio interview with Florida’s Power 95.3, the President said of Nicki’s verse on the song:

“Yeah, I’m not sure that’s actually what happened. I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don’t know what’s going on there.”

After hearing Obama’s comments, Nicki took to Twitter to say:

“Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… sends love & support. Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question.”

Glad she cleared all that up!

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Sep. 10.

President Obama Responds to Nicki Minaj’s Republican Support

Lil Wayne dropped the mixtape Dedication 4 last week and there is a track in which Nicki Minaj raps insinuating that she is in favor of Mitt Romney for the Presidential election.

In the track, “Mercy,” Minaj raps:

“I’m a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/ You lazy bitches is fuckin’ up the economy.”

President Barack Obama was interviewed this morning by Florida radio station, Power 95.3, where he was asked about the female rapper. First the President was asked if his daughters, Sasha and Malia, listen to Nicki’s music, where he responded saying:

“I don’t really think they listen to Nicki Minaj’s music that much. But let’s face it. They are now hipper than me. There’s a certain point where your kids get old enough where they’re hipper than you are.”

Then he was asked directly about the verse in “Mercy” and Minaj’s Romney endorsement. He responded saying:

“Yeah, I’m not sure that’s actually what happened. I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don’t know what’s going on there.”

Take a listen to his response yourself, after the jump!


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Aug. 16.

Megadeath Frontman Claims Obama Staged Aurora & Sikh Temple Shootings

Megadeath frontman David Mustaine is making some pretty serious conspiracy allegations against President Barack Obama involving some recent mass shootings that occurred in the United States.

Mustaine said at a concert in Singapore last week:

“Back in my country, my President is trying to pass a gun ban. So he’s staging all of these murders, like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple… I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like its turning into Nazi America.”

Basically he accused Obama of staging these shootings in order to justify a gun ban. Videos of this speech to the crowd showed a very confused reaction from the audience members.

In the wake of the shootings, Obama voiced his support for reinstating the federal assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004 after 10 years.

Mustaine was never a fan of Obama and has spoken out against him numerous times, but this one seems to be the most controversial.

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