“Oh no,” 50 Cent wrote on Thursday night. “I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE.”
Ice Dice, a founding member of N.W.A, who launched a track known as “Arrest the President” as not too long ago as 2018, confronted comparable scrutiny after it was introduced this month that he had consulted with the Trump administration on the Platinum Plan. He stated later that he hoped to work with each side, and was not endorsing Mr. Trump, including, “I don’t belief none of them.”
“Black progress is a bipartisan difficulty,” Ice Dice stated. “I’ll advise anyone on the planet who has the facility to assist Black Individuals shut the large wealth hole.”
Trump has known as himself the perfect president for Black Individuals since Abraham Lincoln, regardless of a questionable report on race, together with his pronouncement that there have been “very high quality folks on each side” after white supremacists rioted in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. His marketing campaign has stated that it hoped to barely enhance on its efficiency with Black voters in 2016, when Mr. Trump earned about eight % of the Black vote. In fact, loads of rappers have endorsed Mr. Biden, together with Cardi B, Offset and Snoop Dogg, whereas others, like Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Pump, who’s of Mexican and Cuban descent, have signaled an openness to supporting the president.
In an interview, the author, filmmaker and activist Dream Hampton known as it “the hubris of the movie star” for rappers to “type of saunter in through the fourth quarter, speaking about making calls for.” She famous that whereas Black males will nonetheless overwhelmingly vote for Democrats — Mr. Biden leads 78-11 amongst Black males, in response to a latest Instances/Siena ballot — a macho affinity for President Trump and the attract of financial success might clarify his inroads with a sure section of the hip-hop group.
“It’s the identical motive they have been referencing him within the ’90s — it’s in regards to the lie of the American dream,” she stated. “It’s in regards to the lie of Black entrepreneurship one way or the other being a panacea to those bigger social issues. Hip-hop turned a stand-in for that, lifting up particular person Black accomplishment.”
“There are actual causes to criticize Joe Biden, even on this 11th hour,” Ms. Hampton added. “However we” — Black activists and organizers — “have been already doing that.”