In "You Know You're in Strange Economic Times When...," I noted rapper Slim Thug's goal of becoming the "Black Suze Orman". In fact, there seems to be a growing number of celebrities weighing in on economic and financial matters nowadays, including:
"Nicki Minaj And Other Surprising Celebrity Republicans" (International Business Times)
Nicki Minaj raps endlessly about her stacks of money, expensive clothes, cars and all the other luxuries that come with being one of the most famous -- and overrated -- rappers on the planet. Along with that love of all things material, her bold-faced endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the new Lil' Wayne mixtape shows she's willing to put her vote where her Louis Vuitton purse is.
Minaj's words stunned the hip-hop world, which has long had a love affair with President Barack Obama (see songs like "My President" by Young Jeezy). They can be heard on the track "Mercy," off Weezy's new "Dedication 4" mixtape, which hit the Web over Labor Day weekend and featured appearances Minaj, Lil Mouse, and a number of other artists.
"I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b----es is f---ing up the economy," Nicki Minaj raps during her bars on the "Mercy" track.
Will.I.Am, noted economist and auteur behind “My Humps,” took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention and fixed the economy.
Charlotte, NC — At a Huffington Post panel discussion Wednesday, top economic thinkers, such as National Economic Council director Gene Sperling, and political figures, including rising Democratic star Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, came together to brainstorm how America might bounce back from its economic slump.
Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am offered this enthusiastic recipe for job creation.
It’s come to this…
Apparently CNBCers aren’t the only ones who look to Kim Kardashian for advice — the celebutante is headed to Charlotte to chill with the president and his posse.
And why not? Since many Wall Street economists have abandoned thoughtful analysis in favor of telling ridiculous stories and acting like clowns, it's only fair that professional entertainers be afforded the opportunity to expand their horizons.