50 Cent Endorses President Donald Trump After Seeing Joe Biden’s Tax Plan, Fans React
In news that probably no one saw coming, 50 Cent has endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The “Many Men” rapper announced his support for the Republican frontrunner on Oct. 19 on social media, citing the tax rate plan proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Unsurprisingly, that message triggered an avalanche of reactions online — see them here.
50 Cent has announced his support for President Donald Trump
50 Cent posted the message on both his Twitter and his Instagram account, sharing a photo from the CNBC show Power Lunch that included an analysis of the “top tax rates by state under [Biden’s] tax plan.” It showed that high earners in states such as California, New Jersey, and New York could receive a tax rate increase of more than 60%.
Condemning the plan, the New York native wrote: “👀 WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, 🏃💨 F*CK NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. 🤷♂️ I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f*cking mind. 😤”
50 Cent’s endorsement of President Donald Trump received mixed reactions
The posts amassed a total of more than 400,000 likes, with many Republicans welcoming him and saying things such as “Trump 2020.” But others who appeared to back Biden were more critical of 50 Cent in the comment section.
Singer Malynda Hale tweeted: “50 Cent can have several seats. Way to be a selfish mofo. You don’t want to pay more taxes so you endorse the devil? Ok.”
Journalist Ernest Owens added: “50 Cent endorsing Donald Trump is everything you need to know about how f*cked up the state of men in hip-hop are. He’s literally endorsing a white supremacist because of taxes…all of that talk about supporting our own communities, businesses, and equity — out the window.”
But some people weren’t so surprised. Singer Jessie Woo tweeted: “50 Cent endorsing Trump is not surprising at all. All of his black counterparts have voted for Trump and will again. He’s just vocal about what he’s doing unlike his counterparts.”
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As the backlash rolled in, 50 Cent tried to lighten the mood with a joke shared on his Instagram. Poking fun at his bankruptcy controversy, he posted a note that read, “I just remembered I’m bankrupt, so I’m looking for a gracious loan. Can anyone help a brother out LOL.”
The message did get some people laughing, including rapper Busta Rhymes, but others weren’t amused and continued to criticize 50 Cent over his endorsement.
It’s not the first time 50 Cent has supported a Republican
50 Cent also supported former President George W. Bush. He once called himself the “George W. Bush of Hip Hop,” telling GQ he thought Bush was “incredible … a gangsta” (via MTV News). He also said, “I wanna meet George Bush, just shake his hand and tell him how much of me I see in him.”
However, he changed his tune in a 2007 interview with New York Magazine, saying, “[Bush] has less compassion than the average human. By all means, I don’t aspire to be like George Bush.”
50 Cent went on to support President Barack Obama in 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to The Daily Beast.