RAPPERS FOR TRUMP: Lil Wayne the Latest High-Profile Rapper to Throw His Weight Behind Donald Trump
One of the most popular rappers of his generation, Lil Wayne, told his Twitter followers Thursday that he met with President Donald Trump at one of his campaign events and, for all intents and purposes, endorsed him.
Lil Wayne, whose legal name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., tweeted an image of himself posing next to the president with the caption: “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.”
See for yourself below:
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
Big League Politics reported back in late May, the height of the nationwide riots and Black Lives Matter hysteria, on Lil Wayne’s thoughts vis-à-vis the death of George Floyd:
“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. … And what I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge,” Wayne remarked during an IG Live chat with rapper Fat Joe.
Wayne added: “We have to actually get into who that person is. And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”
On top of that, the New Orleans rapper explained why he doesn’t always go public on these political issues.
“What else am I gonna do after that?” Wayne said to Fat Joe. “Some people put a tweet out and they think they did something. Some people wear a shirt and they think they did something. What you gonna do after that? Did you actually help the person? Did you actually help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something? So, if I ain’t about to do all that, then I ain’t about to do nothing. I’ll pray for ya.”
Lil Wayne is not the only rapper to throw his weight behind the president. Both 50 Cent and Lil Pump praised Trump’s tax policies, and Ice Cube, although declining to “pick sides,” has been working with Trump on his “Contract with Black America” initiative.
All this has major 2016 vibes, don’t you think? Trump will likely gain only a bit among black voters, if he makes gains with them at all. But there’s no denying that the optics of high-profile rappers praising Trump are entertaining, given how often we hear that blacks who support Trump are acting in their worst interests or whatever.