Deb Antney is one of the most respected women in music. The manager and CEO helped break the careers of several hip-hop staples, from Gucci Mane to French Montana, Nicki Minaj and of course her son Waka Flocka Flame. The mogul has also become a fixture in the reality tv circuit as well. She was featured in several seasons of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, as well as spin off shows like Chrissy & Mr. Jones, before jumping ship to We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta where she’s also an executive producer.
It was on a recent season of Growing Up that Antney expressed her support of former president Donald Trump. In a clip that features her son Waka, Deb is shown having a conversation over the phone with Da Brat. When questioned about her support of the former leader of the free world, she explains that “what you see is what you get, he could be ghetto, he could be everything it is that people say. I don’t know why we beefin’ with it. ‘Cause that’s how the hell we do it, and everybody beefing with it. That man is who he is and there’s no hidden agendas.”
Da Brat said in her confessional that she didn’t believe Deb, and hoped that she was joking. “I have no idea how in the hell Deb supports Trump.” later saying “He can’t run a country.” In a recent sitdown with DJ Scream and Big Bank on their Big Facts podcast, Deb explained her support for the controversial president. At about the 37 minute mark they begin to talk about her comments.
“It ain’t that I’m in love with him. First off, democracy is what? And that’s what you have to think about. It has nothing to do with anything,” she explained. “I’m a keep it a hundred with you, I ain’t vote for neither one of them. I said if I had to vote, I would go there ’cause he’s the lesser evil. I’m a realist, you understand? So, he sugarcoats nothing. He lets you know what the hell is going on. You know already. He’s not a controlled individual. So, I love him ’cause you can’t control him.”
When asked about racial injustice in the country and Trumps response, Deb placed the responsibility on the African American community. “I don’t care who’s in that office right now,” she responded. “They not gonna do nothing for me. They not doing nothing for any of us ’cause we not doing nothing for ourselves. It is what it is until we learn to stand together and stand with each other.”