Chelsea Handler Says Her ‘Favorite Ex-Boyfriend’ 50 Cent Isn’t Actually Voting For Donald Trump
The 2020 election is upon us, and more and more celebrities are making their endorsements known. Many rappers and figures in hip-hop have been showing their support for President Donald Trump, including Power actor 50 Cent.
Rappers have been endorsing Donald Trump for reelection
A few big players in hip-hop have come out in recent days with their own endorsements of Trump for reelection. Ice Cube was the first major rapper to show his support for the president when he worked with Trump on his “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans. Ice Cube was vilified, and he clarified on Twitter that he doesn’t see how change can happen with the current system, but that Black people “can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power” if they want to see real change.
Lil Pump has also been outspoken with his support for the president after learning about his tax plan. He’s frequently taken to social media proclaiming, “Trump 2020!”
Most recently, Lil Wayne became the most high-profile rapper to come into Trump’s orbit. Wayne stopped by the White House to meet with Trump, and the backlash was immediate.
“Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus,” Wayne tweeted. “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.”
50 Cent has faced criticism for his endorsement — including from a famous ex-girlfriend
G-Unit rapper 50 Cent was another hip-hop power player who endorsed the president for reelection. He also cited the higher taxes for people in his tax bracket under Joe Biden’s plan as his reason. He later doubled down on his comments, saying he didn’t want to become “20 Cent.”
One person who wasn’t happy with 50’s comments was comedian Chelsea Handler. In 2009, the couple had a brief and highly publicized relationship.
For a long time, Handler considered 50 Cent her “favorite ex-boyfriend.” But after he declared his support for Trump, she replied to one of his tweets that he was no longer her favorite ex.
Chelsea Handler said 50 Cent isn’t actually voting for Trump
Handler appeared on The View to discuss her views on this election as well as her famous ex-boyfriend. She clarified that even though 50 Cent was said he was voting for Trump because of his tax plan, he wasn’t actually serious about doing so.
“He called me and he wasn’t serious. He was just screwing around on his Twitter,” she said. “He is supporting Joe Biden, he made that very clear to me, and he said that I was able to tell you girls and any other press that I did that he is supporting Joe Biden.”
They’ve maintained a great friendship years after their breakup, and Handler said that after he told her he was voting for Biden, they “talked and had a cute little conversation.”
In an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Handler said she was “willing to seal the deal in more ways than one if he changes his mind and publicly denounced Donald Trump.”
“I might be willing to go for another spin if you know what I mean,” the comedian added.
50 Cent tweeted at Fallon and Handler. “F*ck Donald Trump, I never liked him,” the rapper said. “For all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL.”