On Sunday it appeared that rapper and actor 50 Cent retracted his endorsement of DonaldTrump, saying, “I never liked him.”
50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, shared a video of “The Late Show.” The video featured host Jimmy Fallon interviewing comedian Chelsea Handler, who used to date 50 Cent.
During the interview, Fallon and Handler talked about the rapper’s endorsement of Trump. Fallon also noted that Handler often referred to 50 Cent as her “favorite ex-boyfriend.”
“He doesn’t want to pay 62 percent of taxes because he doesn’t want to go from 50 Cent to 20 Cent,” said Handler. “I had to remind him that he was a Black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump, and that he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook.”
The rapper added the caption, “Fu*k Donald Trump, I never liked him. for all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL.”
👀a what, 😳another spin 💫Fu*k Donald Trump, I never liked him. 🤨for all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL @chelseahandler @jimmyfallon pic.twitter.com/Tya6EqDBFt— 50cent (@50cent) October 25, 2020
This is a 180-degree turn from just last week when 50 Cent posted an endorsement of Trump on his Instagram, citing Biden’s proposed tax plan, which would raise rates for those who make more than $400,000 a year.
“I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f—ing mind,” 50 Cent wrote at the time.
50 cent posted a screen shot listing “top tax rates by state under [the] Biden tax plan.”
Then proceeded in a string of expletives to denounce Democrat Joe Biden. As he wrote: (VOTEForTRUMP) IM OUT.” It didn’t appear that he agreed with Biden’s policy. A staggering tax hike, in some cases close to 50% higher.
As reported by CNBC, nonpartisan analysis of the Biden tax plan would implement double-digit increases in the tax rates of those earning over $400,000 annually. The study also announced, “Under Biden’s plan, the effective tax rate for the top 1% would increase from 26.8% to 39.8%, according to the Tax Policy Center.
That means top earners in California and New York City would pay effective state and federal tax rates of around 53% — compared with the roughly 40% they pay in effective rates today.”
Jackson’s debut record Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was released in 2003. It was hugely successful reportedly selling close to 10,000,000 copies. Some of his biggest hits include: In da Club, Candy Shop and Many Men.
The artist was shot nine times at close range in the year 2000. And he spent nearly two weeks in the hospital recovering. That’s been a major theme revisited throughout his music career.
Conservative commentator Candace Owens chimed in last week as well: “Facebook was blocking my live so I put it up on Instagram. Dear black America— [50 Cent] didn’t betray you, the school system did.”
Other black rappers that have been heavily criticized for supporting Trump as well. Back in 2018, Kanye West proclaimed his support of Trump and stated that they shared “dragon blood.”
When Kanye West announced his 2020 presidential run, he denounced Trump, saying he didn’t like the reports that Trump had gone into the White House bunker during protests in Washington, D.C.
Rapper Ice Cube has also received criticism when Katrina Pierson, Trump’s campaign advisor thanked him on Twitter for helping the Trump campaign develop a plan to help Black Americans.