Rapper Claims Pres. Trump Tried to Pay Him $500k to Help With the Black Vote

September 28, 2017Sep 28, 2017

In a video interview on Tuesday, the Rapper 50 Cent made the claim that President Trump offered him $500k to help him win the black vote. The Hill reported his controversial comments. 

The offer was made while President Trump was still on the campaign trail. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said the candidate asked the rapper to stump for him on the campaign trail.

50 cent, who is also a TV producer in addition to a musician, told interviewers with the radio station Hot 97 that the president hoped an appearance from him would appeal to black voters.

"Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African-American vote," Jackson said. "They wanted to pay me $500,000 as part of the campaign just to make an appearance. I was like, 'Nah, that's not good money.’”

In the 2016 presidential election, President Trump claimed about 8 percent of black voters. This is a low number for an elected president, but he fared better than Romney in 2012.

50 Cent couldn’t get through the interview without taking a shot at the President of the United States. He called the President an “accident.”

“If you were a president by accident, you might do some of the things Donald Trump is doing,” he added.

He also told the radio co-show host that it will be “difficult” for him to not “take shots” at the President on his new Comedy Central show, “50 Central.” It didn’t seem like he would be trying too hard.

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