Lil Wayne's turkey giveaway for Thanksgiving slammed after he endorsed Trump: 'You sold your people out'

Although Wayne's gesture could be seen in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, several fans are criticizing the rapper's intentions of 'giving back to the community'


                            Lil Wayne's turkey giveaway for Thanksgiving slammed after he endorsed Trump: 'You sold your people out'
Rapper Lil Wayne (Getty Images)

Lil Wayne has something interesting in mind for this thanksgiving with an apt donation for the holiday. Announced on November 23 by the rapper and his label Young Money Entertainment, Lil Wayne is giving away turkeys, which will be delivered to the homes of people living in Saint Charles, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

"Tomorrow I’ll be giving back to the people and city that raised me!" he wrote in the caption for a poster, shared on both Instagram and Twitter. "If you’re in Orleans, St. Charles or Jefferson parish please visit the link in my bio and sign up to have a turkey delivered to your home. Happy Holidays! Tunechi 🤙🏾," Wayne added. Check out the announcement below.



 


According to Young Money Entertainment, who shared their notice to sign up at youngmoney.com for the turkey delivery, there will be a total of 500 turkeys delivered to recipients across the aforementioned locations: "@liltunechi is giving away 500 turkeys tomorrow to the people of Orleans, St. Charles, and Jefferson Parish. Please visit youngmoney.com and sign up to have a turkey delivered to your home. #HappyHolidays! #HappyThanksgiving 🦃🤙."

Although Wayne's gesture could be seen in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, several fans are criticizing the rapper's intentions of "giving back to the community" as they stated "we didn't forget" his recent endorsement of Donald Trump. A social media user tweeted: "But you sold them (your people) out for a Trump endorsement. We didn’t forget. Go hand that out in your gated communities.... that’s all you looked out for when it really counted."

"Lil wayne just looking for a daddy. 1st it was Birdman. 2nd it was Skip Bayless now its don trump. Smfh," wrote another. One said, "Did you also plan on giving back to your community when you voted trump just to pay less taxes?" "The levels! While @OriginalShyne, rapper turned politician, talking to me 'bout he is a grammy award winning artist, like that gonna do anything for my broke ass," added another.

One fan who didn't support his endorsement of Trump took Lil Wayne's giveaway positively, writing, "Nice gesture. I called you out for that sucker shit endorsement of Trump but you also deserve praise for your philanthropy."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Wayne endorsed the current POTUS on social media in late October and has been continuously receiving the ire of Twitter since. Sharing a photo of himself with Trump, he wrote, "Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."



 


As evident in fan comments to his latest announcement for Thanksgiving, it looks like backlash has continued, despite the possibility that his gesture may be sincere. What do you think about Lil Wayne's Thanksgiving giveaway? Should philanthropic efforts be negatively tethered to an endorsement for a specific political figure? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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