Lil Wayne might not be able to vote, but he’s still going to make his feelings known about the forthcoming US elections. He’s been doing his research into the two candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney though, frankly, we’re not sure which way Lil’ Wayne’s swinging on this one.

Wayne isn’t eligible to vote in the elections, thanks to a 2007 conviction for gun crime.  He’s made sure that he’s done a little bit of research on the candidates though, so that whoever the rest of the US voting public lumber him with, he can at least feel that he has the measure of the man. “That's all I can do from a personal standpoint," he told MTV News. "I can't vote, so all I can do is figure out who these people are and whoever you guys choose at least I know a little bit about them.” And for Wayne, the person is as important as the politics, it seems: “I am paying attention to it and you know for me following it meaning I kinda did my research on who both of these people were and not really about what they're talking about or what they're politicking about... but just to figure out who these people are.”

Looks like Lil’ Wayne is just going to have to stand back and watch the rest of the public vote, then. He’s not even interested in trying to influence his vote-enabled fans by voicing his choice in the matter. Barack Obama, on the other hand, has already shown his allegiance to Lil’ Wayne by including his on his iPod – you know, that iPod with Jay Z on it, and Nas… and anyone else that might make him appeal to young voters. That iPod. That actual, real iPod that definitely exists.