Fans slam Waka Flocka Flame for suggesting Trump is a better president than Obama
The rap star is under fire for his views on the nation's leadership
Waka Flocka Flame is no stranger to controversy but this week he is facing heightened backlash after suggesting that President Trump has been running the country better than Barack Obama.
Wednesday, the rapper stepped into DJ Akademiks’ comment section under a post which featured a viral clip of Obama chastising Trump at a Joe Biden–Kamala Harris rally in Philadelphia.
One follower echoed the sentiments of many by suggesting that anyone who thinks Trump is a better president than Obama is a clown. To which Flocka responded to the fan, “Guess I’m a clown then.”
Readers immediately zeroed in on the quip and quickly started to slam the 34-year-old for seemingly admitting that he was a Trump supporter.
“Wakaflocka needs to find him somewhere to be… rather than troll Barack Obama a successful black man Who pulled us out of the recession & gave millions of people access to healthcare!” tweeted one follower. “How about Waka go cheat on his wife Tammy & leave politics to professionals”
“There are two types of people in this world,” Waka wrote on his Instagram Stories in what many took to be a response. “Those who resist change in favor of nostalgia and those who move with the times and create a better future.”
Earlier this week 50 Cent — born Curtis Jackson — also took to Instagram to urge fans to “vote for Trump” because he believes Biden’s tax plan to be too much of a liability to his pockets.
As theGrio previously reported, radio personality Charlamagne Tha God opined this shift in political affiliation amongst these men may be because President Donald Trump has attempted to reach young Black male voters, a demographic that he believes “never gets courted” during election campaigns.
Tuesday, during an appearance on CNN with Don Lemon, The Breakfast Club host was asked about prominent Black men who are endorsing or at the very least seem willing to work with Trump.
“When it comes to those Black people you see who maybe [are] showing support for Trump, I just think because Trump is actually talking to young Black male voters,” Charlamagne said, noting that the Democratic Party tends to target older Black men while turning a blind eye to their junior counterparts.
“He’s directing ads towards them. They are a group that, you know, never gets courted. I mean, Black people don’t get courted either as a whole, but that old Democratic regime speaks to old Black men and they think that everyone else in the Black community, the black family is supposed to fall in line … they think the rest of us all speak the same language.”
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