Rapper Lil Wayne Endorses Donald Trump, Gets Slammed By Fans On Social Media
Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to speak out in support of Donald Trump and his Platinum Plan, in which he promises to make Juneteenth a national holiday and officially designate the KKK as a terrorist organization. The endorsement, though unofficial, follows endorsements by Ice Cube, also for the Platinum Plan, and 50 Cent, for Trump’s tax plan.
Wayne posted a picture of himself and the presidential candidate on Twitter yesterday, following a meeting between the two of them in Miami. In the photo, neither man is wearing a mask.
Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
“Besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership,” the caption reads. “He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”
The post was met with some support, but mostly Twitter outrage. 50 Cent previously made it clear that his support for Trump was mostly based on his own high income, which he didn’t want taxed, and many users seemed to think that Wayne was following in his footsteps.
I think he’s worried about Biden raising his taxes since he makes over 400k. In the end, it just really goes to show who’s really selfish and entitled. Those who’ve jumped ship to support the 🍊-man have sold out their morals to keep a little extra money.
— Stacy (@_StacyLee) October 30, 2020
Others dismissed Wayne’s political ideologies altogether because of statements he made in the past.
Lil Wayne said Black Lives Matter is a sham and he thought 21 Savage was a group, I think it’s about time we stop tryna make Weezy the voice of reason
— All Love Hip Hop (@AllLoveHipHop) October 29, 2020
Lil Wayne thought 21 Savage was a group of 21 rappers, ain’t no way I’m going to that man for political advice 💀
— Joey (@joey_hiphop) October 29, 2020
Most popularly, however, many Twitter users made memes of the situation to express their confusion at and lack of support of the tweet.
lil wayne vs eninem in 2020 pic.twitter.com/lxwiZT2x2m
— Wrong Account (@lolcalmdown_) October 30, 2020
Now wait a minute Lil Wayne… pic.twitter.com/pHiR4ka0gC
— kawasaki (@kaawaasakii) October 30, 2020
How Drake looking at Lil Wayne rn pic.twitter.com/C0G8DwCjc6
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 29, 2020