by Muthoni Kimani
October 23, 2020
50 Cent is standing by his word and voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming election, still outraged over Joe Biden’s proposed tax hikes on the rich.
The Power producer announced that he would be supporting the Republican Party in the US presidential election on November 3rd after seeing a news report breaking down Biden’s plans to increase tax rates. Some of 50 Cent’s followers assumed the rapper, who often trolls on social media, was simply blowing hot air but it seems he’s serious after all.
50 Cent has been slated by a string of celebrities after he urged his followers to vote for Donald Trump in the American presidential election. The rapper, 45, took to Instagram to share a photo of the current US president. In it, he claimed that Trump "doesn’t like black people" but continued to encourage his 26.2 million followers to vote for the 74-year-old instead of opponent Joe Biden. The hit-maker posted a screenshot of a television broadcast from CNBC's Power Lunch that showed top tax rates per state under Democratic candidate Joe Biden's proposed tax plan.
The rapper wrote;
“WHAT THE F***! (VOTE For TRUMP) I’M OUT. F** NEW YORK, The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62 percent are you out of ya f****** mind.”
Many were not happy with him and went ahead called him "idiotic" before a string of famous faces blasted the rapper. His former flame Chelsea Handler even chimed in on the saga as she took to Twitter;
“You used to be my favourite ex-boyfriend.” Others like actress Grey DeLisle shared;
"Of course the guy whose name is literally *an amount of money* cares more about that than black lives, LGBTQ rights or kids in cages. #50Cent."
50 Cent’s support for Trump appears to be a sudden reaction. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the rapper claimed he was offered half a million dollars to attend Trump's presidential inauguration in 2017. Despite this, he declined the invitation because he worried what his appearance would do for his career;
"I didn't do it because I didn't know if I could fix the damage. Don't bring me to fix the African American vote, pick somebody else,”
The endorsement comes ahead of November’s election, with Trump currently trailing behind Joe Biden in national polls.