50 Cent is making his home in the headlines recently after news of a recent endorsement for Donald Trump. The “King of Petty” isn’t shy of being in the news, and is just one of the latest high profile Black men to voice their support of Trump in some way.
Earlier this week, the “Get Rich Or Die Trying” rapper took to social media to encourage his followers to “Vote for Trump.” He posted a screenshot of a photo showing Biden’s plan, which he condemns because the plan raises tax rates for corporations, and for citizens whose income exceeds $400k annually.
“WHAT THE F—!” he said. “(VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, F— NEW YORK,” adding “The KNICKS never win anyway.” Sharing that Trump’s alleged dislike for Black people doesn’t bother him, he continued, “I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people, 62% are you out of ya f—ing mind.”
While it’s unclear whether or not the rapper actually plans to vote for Donald Trump, he received a massive onset of criticism, but a wave of praise from Trump supporters all throughout social media, including from conservative Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren who commented “Welcome to the Trump Train! Amen!!!!”
He continued expressing his disapproval of Vice President Biden’s tax plan, criticizing it in yet another post on Twitter saying, “Yeah, I don’t want to be 20 Cent. 62% is a very, very, bad idea. I don’t like it!”
Perhaps in attempts to combat all the press surrounding his endorsement, the Power star took to social media to reveal some news that he is bankrupt. “I just remembered I’m bankrupt,” he tweeted out, “so I’m looking for a gracious loan can anyone help a brother out. LOL.”
50 Cent did reportedly file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in 2015. According to reports from the Wall Street Journal. Court papers showed that the rapper has assets and debts in the range of $10m to $50m and was filed days after a jury ruled that he must pay $5m to a woman that sued him over an ‘adult’ tape case.
Just a few days ago, Ice Cube faced (and continues to face) heavy backlash for the announcement of his collaboration with Donald Trump on his “Platinum Plan”, which includes initiatives such as “neighborhoods with highest policing standards” and replacing “failing schools.”
“Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the Contract with Black America,” Ice Cube said during an interview with CNN. “One campaign said, ‘We love what you have, but let’s really dig into after the election. And one campaign said, ‘We love what you have, do you mind talking to us about it?’ And that’s what I did, so I didn’t run to nobody.”
Both rappers have continued to face streams of backlash on social media with claims that they are just looking out for their own personal interests rather than thinking of the greater good of the community. CEO and founder of Bot Sentinel Christopher Bouzy provided perspective on Twitter on the matter. “Men like Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent aren’t Black leaders, they are nothing more than opportunistic puppets who would sell their own people into slavery for a profit.,” he writes. “They offer nothing tangible to society; these men should be ignored & discarded to the dustbin of history.”
Continuing his criticism, he adds, “Black men who would endorse a man who disparages Black people, repeatedly disrespects Black women, and does nothing for the Black community aren’t ‘free thinkers,’ they are sellouts. In 1964, Malcolm X warned us about Black sellouts; they are not a new phenomenon.”
Men like Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent aren’t Black leaders, they are nothing more than opportunistic puppets who would sell their own people into slavery for a profit. They offer nothing tangible to society; these men should be ignored & discarded to the dustbin of history.— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) October 20, 2020
Black men who would endorse a man who disparages Black people, repeatedly disrespects Black women, and does nothing for the Black community aren’t “free thinkers,” they are sellouts. In 1964, Malcolm X warned us about Black sellouts; they are not a new phenomenon. https://t.co/CQHvaQvLh8— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) October 20, 2020