Rapper Lil Wayne tweeted on Thursday that after a positive meeting with President Donald Trump he had agreed to the White House’s platinum plan for black Americans.
Lil Wayne, also known as Weezy, has recorded 12 albums that reached the top ten in the Billboard 200 charts. Lil Wayne has met with Trump, but he has not officially endorsed Trump’s re-election campaign. The Platinum Plan promises to provide 500 billion dollars to the black community.
“I just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus, apart from what he has done so far with criminal reform, the Platinum Plan will give the community real ownership,” Lil Wayne tweeted. “He listened to what we had to say today and assured us that he will and can do it.
He just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus, 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. ð¤ð¾ pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf
– Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
In 2010, Lil Wayne spent nearly 8 months at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York after a loaded firearm was discovered in his coach in 2007.
Weezy is not the only rap artist to talk in high tones about the platinum plan. In October, artist Ice Cube said he had met with both Republicans and Democrats about the plan. Cube hinted that the Republicans had made changes to the Platinum Plan based on his proposals.
Joe Biden is expected to carry the voice of black people, a traditional Democratic Party stronghold that has been revived by nationwide protests against police brutality. However, high-profile Trump endorsements from black celebrities could dent Biden’s margins. In recent weeks, Waka Flocka Flame, Asian Da Brat and BlocBoy JB have spoken out in favor of the president.
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Trump unveiled its platinum plan in September during an event in Atlanta, Georgia. His Platinum Plan promises to create 3 million new jobs for black Americans and 500,000 new black-owned businesses. Should the plan become law, June 19 would be declared a national holiday and lynching would be classified as a national hate crime.
Cube drafted the Black America Treaty (CWBA), which shares some points with the Platinum Plan. In October, Cube said the Democrats had been “cordial” to him when it came to the CWBA, but hinted that they wanted to wait until after the November elections to continue the review.
In a video posted on Twitter in October, Cube said after a meeting with Republicans that “they shifted their agenda significantly because of what we said. They put $500 billion on the table, but who knows what will really happen?
Trump has often touted his government’s support for black communities. When the Platinum Plan was announced in September, Trump said that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should not ask black voters for support, but should “ask them for forgiveness.
In response, Biden’s campaign said that the Trump administration had been “devastating to black Americans.
“Trump lied about the threat of COVID-19 and failed to contain the virus, and tens of thousands of black Americans lost their lives,” the campaign added.