Rapper Lil Jon made his political views clear on Twitter on Thursday night after he rejected his support for President Donald Trump.
Trump’s campaign has recently received support from black and Latin American artists, with both Ice Cube and Lil Wayne praising the Trump administration’s platinum plan to help bridge the wealth gap between black and white Americans. Latin American rapper Lil Pump also said he would vote for Trump.
When Twitter user @BanRopes asked Lil Jon to add his support for Trump, Lil Jon needed only four words to respond.
“HOW ABOUT F****** NOOOOOO,” Lil Jon tweeted.
Lil Jon appeared with Trump on the NBC television show Celebrity Apprentice, which Trump hosted. During the recording of a 2013 episode in which Lil Jon wore an Uncle Sam costume, Trump allegedly referred to Lil Jon as “Uncle Tom.
In a 2016 tweet, Lil Jon said that he and other members of the cast addressed Trump as soon as they heard the comment.
“I can’t tell if he knew what he was actually saying or not,” wrote Lil Jon, “but he stopped using that term as soon as we explained his insult.
Trump denied knowing who Lil Jon was during a press conference in November 2018.
While some performers support Trump because of the platinum plan, others have opposed the income tax increases proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. According to Biden’s plan, anyone earning more than $400,000 a year would have to pay between 37 percent and 39.6 percent in income taxes.
Lil Pump, whose first name is Gazzy Garcia, released a video on Instagram Monday that was peppered with rough language criticizing Biden’s plan.
“All I have to say is Trump 2020 b****,” said Lil Pump. “F*** I look like paying 33 extra taxes for Biden b***** ass n*****. F**** Sleepy Joe n******. Trump 2020 b****.”
Tekk.tv asked the Biden campaign for a comment.
Lil Wayne was photographed standing next to Trump in Miami on Thursday. Both Trump and Lil Wayne posted the photo on Twitter. In the accompanying text Lil Wayne wrote that he had a “big meeting” with Trump about the platinum plan.
“I just had a “great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus,” wrote Lil Wayne. “Apart from what he has done so far with crime reform, 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.
I just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus. Apart from what he has achieved so far with the crime reform, 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. ð¤ð¾ pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf
– Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Thursday that Lil Wayne and the Trump administration had been having talks “for some time”.
“You see a number of people coming out and supporting [Trump] because his record speaks for itself,” McEnany added.
Trump’s platinum plan proposes to channel $500 billion into black American communities. Among the points of the Platinum Plan are the creation of 500,000 black-owned businesses, 3 million new jobs for black Americans and a national mercy program that would “bring families together and invest in human potential” by “focusing on unlawful persecution and rehabilitation.