Rapper 50 Cent posted a tweet on Sunday in which he appeared to retract his recent endorsement of President Donald Trump.
After starting out with an expletive to describe the president, 50 cent wrote “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.”
The rapper posted the tweet along with a video of an interview that, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon conducted with comedian Chelsea Handler, who once dated 50 Cent, who was born Curtis Jackson.
“He doesn’t want to pay 62 percent of taxes, because he doesn’t want to go from 50 Cent to 20 Cent,” Handler explained to Fallon. “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.”
50 Cent had recently posted on Instagram that he was voting for Trump, because he so much opposed Biden’s proposed tax plan, which would increase rates for those who make more than $400,000 a year.
50 Cent is one of several rappers in the black community who have been criticized for expressing support for Trump, including Kanye West and Ice Cube, according to The Hill.
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