Election Day is here and the final battle between the celebrities who may soon be canceled forever versus the ones who won’t is raging on social media. With the winner of tonight’s election determining which celebrities come out on top, singer John Legend has come out swinging against his old collaborator – and others?
When their latest pregnancy ended in sadness and they posted about it on social media, they got a lot of support from others. Terry Crews was one of those people accused him of making it about himself and not simple human compassion – despite his own brushes with being canceled for some of his comments.
In an interview with The Talk, Crews defended previous comments and took issue with the backlash he received. “What I said was, defeating white supremacy without white people could create Black supremacy,” Crews told the daytime TV hosts. “In Black America, we have gatekeepers.” Crews also added that he felt excluded purposefully because of his “mixed-race” wife.
Crews tweeted a message of support, even sharing that him and his own wife had lost a child, and that he knew their pain. The Internet took Crews’ comments differently as intended, making a field day out of the fact that he’s thoroughly become a meme at this point on social media – and used the opportunity to come after him once again.
Legend is an avid and vocal supporter of the Democratic party, having stumped for President Barack Obama in much the same way during his previous administrations. It comes as no surprise that Legend weighs in on issues that others like Crews and even Lil Wayne speak up for, hoping to reach his fellow peers in the business.
Earlier this week, the Get Rich or Die Trying rapper 50 Cent 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.
Ice Cube faced (and continues to face) heavy backlash for the announcement of his collaboration with Donald Trump on his “Platinum Plan,” which allegedly includes initiatives such as “neighborhoods with the highest policing standards” and replacing “failing schools.”
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. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
Lil Wayne tweeted a picture of himself posing with President Trump on his social media channels, with Wayne taking a page from Ice Cube’s playbook and endorsing Trump’s “Platinum Plan.”
Suffice to say, Legend has any number of potential targets with the subtle digs about the Platinum Plan and the falsehoods in it, during his performance and speech on the final night of the Joe Biden campaign. It’s widely believed that he was speaking to Lil Wayne, as one of the biggest artists to come out in support of Trump right before the election.
“Some of your former favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies. I think they even founded a new supergroup; it’s called The Sunken Place. But Trump’s Platinum Plan for Black folks is nothing but fool’s gold, because you can’t bank on a word he says.”
See the full speech below.