Curtis James Jackson III, also known as 50 Cent, thinks his fellow rapper Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) was paid to endorse President Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
On Wednesday, 50 Cent spoke with “The Breakfast Club” radio hosts regarding the Trump administration and his temporary support for the president and Lil Wayne’s endorsement.
“So Wayne definitely got a check then?” asked co-host Charlemagne Tha God.
“Yeah, I’m sure,” Jackson said. “Easily he got paid. He had the sweater and the picture,” he also stated.
A Paid Endorsement?
Before Election Day, Carter posted a photo of him with President Trump. He tweeted: “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus 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.”
According to Jackson, he was offered an initial fee of $500,000 to perform at Trump’s inauguration if he had won a second term.
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“[They were] offering me a million dollars to come to Trump’s inauguration, right? I passed on it,” he said.
“[It was] $500,000, and then it went up to $1 million while I was still confused with whether I should do it.”
NME reported that Jackson explained he eventually passed on the campaign’s offer. He refused “because he believed the president was only interested in attempting to win the votes of the African-American community.”
“He participated with different artists and shit like that for the black vote… And I’m going, ‘Nah, I ain’t gon’ put myself in that position,’ ‘cause I didn’t know what I was got to do to recover from it, right? To be honest with you,” he also said.
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