Nicki Minaj May Not Be Conservative, But These Musicians Are

By Matthew Bower

These artists go against the grain in an industry that largely embraces liberal values.

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We hear a lot about liberal musicians rallying for Obama or Occupying Wall Street. But with the exception of country music and Kid Rock, we don't see too many rockers tea partyin' or mingling at fundraisers for Mitt Romney. As far as the GOP is concerned, most popular music, from protest songs to punk rock, may simply seem to be another arm of the massive, global, liberal media conspiracy. While we appreciate this common-sense takedown of the bafflingly literal manner in which the media has interpreted Nicki Minaj's recent lyrical endorsement of Mitt Romney, here's a list of 10 musicians who you may be surprised to learn have at some point actually embraced a conservative political stance.

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