[WATCH]: 50 Cent claims rappers took ‘payola’ to back Trump
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on November 18, 2020
50 Cent apparently aired a little bit of Hip-Hop’s “dirty laundry” during a recent interview with “Charlamagne tha God” on The Breakfast Club.
The rapper and entrepreneur, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was asked about his endorsement of President Donald Trump and his social media post stating he was “not a fan” of Biden’s tax plan. Jackson was quick to clear his name about taking a payout for the endorsement.
“They offered me $1 million to go to Trump’s inauguration,” Fiddy said. “I passed on that. [They initially offered] $500,000 and it went up to $1 million while I was still confused with whether I should do it.”
The “In Da Club” rapper told the Breakfast Club audience he was glad he did not take the deal after seeing other rappers jumping on board.
“He [Trump] was needing it for the same reasons you see now, he participated with different artists for the Black vote,” Jackson said. “And I’m going, nah, I ain’t gone put myself in that position. ‘Cause I don’t know what I’d have to do to recover from that.”
When asked if he thought rapper Lil Wayne took the payout, Fiddy responded, “Easily, He got paid. He had the sweater and the picture.”
Now, one would have to wonder if Ice Cube, Asian Doll, 6ix9ine and Waka Flaka Flame received a payment to support “45.”
People need to remember what happened to Chrisette Michele after she sang at Trump’s inauguration. Haven’t really heard from her since.