Although 50 Cent faced backlash for his public support of President Donald Trump just a couple of weeks ago, it wasn’t enough to stop him from passing the criticism on to fellow rapper Lil Wayne in light of a recent photo.
The “Lollipop” rapper was all smiles while posing for a photo op with Trump and endorsed his Platinum Plan, a two-page Trump campaign document touted as a set of initiatives that would foster Black economic empowerment and access to capital, provide better and cheaper health care, increase education opportunities, and create safety and justice reform.
“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,” Wayne captioned the image which he shared on his Twitter page.
While 50 had previously spoken out — perhaps jestingly — in support of Trump serving a second term due to his stance on lower taxes for the wealthy, the “Power” executive producer admitted that the image probably wasn’t the brightest idea. “Ooh no 👀 WAYNE🤦♂️,” 50 captioned a repost of the photo. “I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE.”
Trump supporters and social media bots flooded 50 Cent’s comments with kudos for Wayne while calling 50 out for seemingly changing his tune about his support for Trump after Chelsea Handler told the “Candy Shop” rapper that he “used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend” and offered to pay his taxes “in exchange for you coming to your senses.”
Amid all of the Trump support in 50’s comments, however, fans of Wayne’s who disagreed with his political stance weren’t deterred from making their feelings known.
“These are the bad choices your brain makes on drugs ..That lean gots a hold of Wayne smh”
“What in da Wayne’s world goin on here 😂😂😂 Wayne blonde his hair now hes white wtf 👊👊👊 man somebody come get this dude 😂.”
“Sad and shameful. How many more sellouts are gonna come out???”
“Now I know for a fact he got a condition, cause his sense is going along with his locks.”
“Looking at 50 cent like 👀.. 👀.. 🤔.. Really, Bro you wouldn’t? So you just do it without the pictures 📖.. 🖊.. Got It.. 👀.”
“You’d think you’d see the way Kanye, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent are getting dragged for this and say, ‘Gee, I should stay out of this bullsh-t,’ but here you are.”
This isn’t the first time both rappers have made headlines for sharing similar controversial views. After 50 joined Wayne for an episode of his “Young Money Radio” podcast and praised “exotic” women while referring to Black women as “angry” and Wayne appeared to concur, both faced the wrath of Black Twitter as well as their loved ones.