Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson responded on Twitter Thursday night to a photo that showed Lil Wayne of himself next to President Donald Trump.
The photo shows a smiling Lil Wayne next to Trump showing a thumbs up sign. In the text accompanying the photo, Wayne praised Trump’s Platinum Plan, a political agenda designed to promote economic equality between white and black Americans.
Jackson had already indicated in October that he would vote for Trump, but he reversed that position after a proposal from his ex-girlfriend, TV personality Chelsea Handler.
“oh no WAYNE, I WOODE NEVER HAD DONE THIS IMAGE,” Jackson twittered.
oh no ð WAYNEð¤¦ââï¸, I NEVER WOODE HAD NEVER DONE THIS IMAGE,” Jackson tweeted. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/SZAQ0Zm7Ks
– 50 Cent (@50 Cent) October 30, 2020
Wayne expressed his approval of Trump’s proposals on Thursday, tweeting that “the platinum plan will give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured that he will and can do it”.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Thursday that despite reports to the contrary, Lil Wayne’s Twitter account had not been hacked to post the photo. According to McEnany, the discussions between the White House and Lil Wayne “have been going on for some time”.
“The president met with Lil Wayne this morning in Miami,” McEnany said. “They had a really good, productive meeting. Lil Wayne’s team had talked a little bit with the White House and Little Wayne talked directly with the White House, and with the tweet today it just materialized and it was a good meeting they had.
Tekk.tv asked the Trump re-election campaign for more comments.
Earlier this month, Jackson criticized a tax plan proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that may require New Yorkers earning more than $400,000 a year to pay about 62 percent of their income in state and federal taxes.
“WHAT THE HELL!” Jackson twittered in October. (“VOTE FORTRUMP” playing)
“I don’t care that Trump doesn’t like black people. 62% you’re completely crazy,” Jackson added.
Handler, who dated Jackson about 10 years ago, responded to Jackson’s apparent move to the GOP camp with a tweet. “You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend,” Handler wrote. Handler offered to pay Jackson’s taxes if he would withdraw his support for Trump.
During an appearance on the ABC talk show The View in October, Handler said she had spoken personally to Jackson about his tweets.
“I promised to pay his taxes,” Handler said, “and then I found out that it’s illegal to pay someone to vote for your candidate. So I offered him another form of payment, and we’ll see if he’ll take me up on it.
“But I don’t have to pay him,” Handler added. “He’s already a Biden supporter”…