Less than a week before Election Day, Lil Wayne has officially entered the political discourse by becoming the latest rapper to make a surprise show of support for the current president.
The rapper met with Donald Trump before he left Miami on Thursday, tweeting out a photo of himself smiling and posing with the president in front of three American flags. “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus,” he wrote. “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,” capping off his political message with a hang loose emoji. According to NPR, the Trump campaign was so pleased with Tunechi's endorsement they promoted the tweet to its outreach list of Black voters, a demographic Republicans only captured 8% of in the 2016 presidential election.
And it's not just Lil Wayne who's recently revealed themselves to be a secret MAGA supporter. Rapper Lil Pump also shared a photoshopped image of himself meeting the president followed by a video on his Instagram Stories in which he announced he'll be voting for Trump because of Joe Biden's tax plan. While he never said he'd be voting for him, Ice Cube also recently received some backlash after he revealed he's been working with the Trump administration to address issues of racial inequality. 50 Cent also recently announced he'd rather vote for Trump than let Biden raise his taxes, although he now seems to have walked back that initial endorsement after his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler publicly shamed him over his political stance and offered to pay his taxes for him.
In response to Lil Wayne's most recent photo, 50 Cent also tweeted, “oh no WAYNE, I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE.” But one rapper who most definitely will not be hopping aboard the Trump train is Lil Jon who when asked by a fan on Twitter to throw his support behind the president replied, “HOW ABOUT FUCKKKK NOOOOOO.”
[via Vanity Fair]