Why did 50 Cent endorse Donald Trump? Rapper slammed for 'selling out Black community'

People are convinced that 50 Cent is prioritizing his private wealth over important matters such as racial justice for Black Americans by supporting Trump


                            Why did 50 Cent endorse Donald Trump? Rapper slammed for 'selling out Black community'
Donald Trump, 50 Cent and Joe Biden (Getty Images)
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Rapper Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 Cent does not seem to favor Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's tax plan and is vouching for president Donald Trump’s re-election campaign instead.

The 45-year old rapper-entrepreneur posted a picture of a TV screen on his Instagram and Twitter on October 19 that left many people irked. The photo showed the top tax rates in California, New Jersey, New York State and New York City for Americans earning more than $400,000 a year, as per the tax plan proposed by the Biden administration.

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He captioned his post: "WHAT THE F**K! (VOTE ForTRUMP) I'M OUT, F**K NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway." He showed support for Trump despite POTUS facing criticism over critical issues such as Black Lives Matter and police brutality. The rapper wrote, "I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ng mind."


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After that, the ‘Power’ star posted another post on his Instagram, where he joked saying how he is bankrupt. "I just remembered I'm bankrupt, so I'm looking for a gracious loan can anyone help a brother out. LOL." The post had him making a bowing gesture with folded hands while grinning. 

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Previously, ‘The Massacre’ artist had reportedly turned down a Trump campaign. He told James Corden on his show ‘The Late Show’ in 2019 that he turned down Trump's $500,000 offer to come to POTUS’ January 2017 coronation. The rapper said at that time, "All money's not good money." However, in an interview with Billboard in July 2020, 50 Cent lauded Trump’s unapologetic spirit and cited him as the reason he chooses to follow his blueprint. "You know what I learned from my president? That I don't have to be apologetic. And whatever the f**k you said is fake news," he says to his detractors. This was after the rapper’s comments related to exotic women versus Black women went viral during his interview with Lil Wayne on Young Money Radio in July after which he was bashed.

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Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson performs onstage at STARZ Madison Square Garden 'Power' Season 6 Red Carpet Premiere, Concert, and Party on August 20, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

This time, after the rapper slammed Biden's tax plan and supported Trump, many mercilessly slammed 50 Cent. Some accused him of prioritizing himself over sensitive matters such as racial justice for Black Americans. A user wrote, “Under a Biden tax plan 50 Cent would have to legally change his name to 19 Cent because that’s all he’d have left.” Another wrote, “50 cent been trash. He did say Get Rich or Die Trying so of course, he would vote for his own self-interest. He said f**k being Black and the greater good of the Black community. He worried about his money only.” A user quipped, “Liberals seeing 50 cent vote for Trump.” 

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One angry user wrote, "With all this 50 cent nonsense I hope this wakes up the black community to know that these so-called black influencers don’t give a damn about you! #WakeUp #vote#BidenHarris2020." A user slammed the rapper, "Kanye West, Ice Cube, and now 50 Cent? 50 Cent is saying he knows Trump is racist but it's fine because he doesn't want to pay higher taxes? Selling out the Black community & supporting a racist authoritarian weeks before he loses is foolish, but thanks for exposing yourselves.”

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Bestselling author George Takei wrote against Trump over the issue of taxes, “Funny because for many years Trump paid less that 50 Cent in federal income taxes.” A user came in support of 50 Cent, “You’re right. Joe Biden is not the head of an American working-class family. Which is why he doesn’t understand that the middle class got a larger tax cut than the rich.” Another said, "50 Cent can go f**k himself for choosing his personal wealth over the health of the nation What a selfish piece of s**t."

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These allegations were made by the internet and individual organizations, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.

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