50 Cent says ‘vote for Trump,’ slams Biden’s plan to tax the rich

The rapper has rejected supporting the president in the past.

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Rapper 50 Cent took to social media on Monday to endorse Donald Trump after Joe Biden unveiled his proposed tax plan for the rich. 

The rapper, real name Curtis James Jackson III, shared a post on Instagram showing Biden’s tax rates by state for Americans earning more than $400,000 a year. In New York, the tax rate would be 58% while Biden would tax residents in New York City 62%, Daily Mail reports. 

50 captioned the post, “WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, Man — F*CK NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya [f***ing] mind,” he wrote.

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Fans were quick to slam the rapper turned media mogul for riding the MAGA wave, with one Twitter user writing: “50 Cent is a member of the 1% elite that earns over $400,000.00/year and thinks the general population should be overburdened so he can save a few dollars. Don’t stream @50cent’s music, pirate it.” 

Influencer Ricky Davilia tweeted, “50 Cent literally just declared himself a MAGA lunatic because he doesn’t want to pay more in taxes than impoverished Americans. How nice of him to show he’s part of the same redhat wearing money grifting group as Ice Cube and Kanye West. Makes me physically ill.”

CNN’s Keith Boykin noted, “50 Cent ain’t worth two quarters.”

Author Clay Cane wrote, “50 Cent doesnt care that “Trump doesnt like Black people.” Folks making over $400k paying fair taxes is too much for him.Think of the folks who made under $100k who made him millions,” he wrote. Adding, “Greed over community. Black folks exploiting Black folks. Black capitalism won’t save us.”

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YouTuber Pardes Seleh defended the hip-hop star, tweeting, “I’m with 50 cent. I DGAF what your social politics are, your personal life, who you’re “associated” with. If you can’t keep your hands out of my pocket I’m gonna kick you to the curb.” 

Some social media users mocked 50’s bankruptcy controvery from a few years ago, claiming he’s only down with the Trump administration so he can receive a financial bailout. 50 responded by joking, “I just remembered i’m bankrupt, so i’m looking for a gracious loan can anyone help a brother out.”

His endorsement for Trump comes days after he shared an Instagram video of the president dancing on stage at a rally. 50 Cent captioned the clip, “Still no f**** given. The BOTS support Trump.”

50 Cent previously revealed that he turned down Trump’s $500,000 offer to come to his 2016 inauguration, saying, “All money’s not good money.”

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