If we know anything about 50 Cent, the man knows the fine art of making the news. Via an Instagram post, “Fofty” shared his intentions to put his vote behind President Donald Trump in opposition to Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan should he become president.
The artist born Curtis Jackson shared a screenshot of what regions in the United States would have the highest tax rate under Biden’s tax plan, which aims its sights at those who earn over $400,000. New York City, 50’s birthplace, would be just under California at 62 percent to which the Queens rapper and mogul isn’t supporting one bit.
“WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, 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*cking mind,” 50 wrote in a caption for the image.
Naturally, the MAGA-bots have been swarming throughout the post since it went up earlier on Monday, and the rapper’s name has been trending on Twitter for a better part of the evening. Biden’s plans have been fodder for the Trump campaign although their attempts to frame the plan as a hike upon middle-class workers have been largely debunked by journalists far and wide.
We’ve got those reactions to 50 Cent’s endorsement of Trump below.
Fofty Failed Us: 50 Cent Endorses Trump Because Of Joe Biden’s Tax Plan was originally published on hiphopwired.com
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.— Rob Gill 🏳️🌈 (@vote4robgill) October 19, 2020
Don’t stream @50cent’s music, pirate it. https://t.co/m4GRUs3WOD
50 Cent ain’t worth two quarters. https://t.co/aD37Dn6vZV— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 19, 2020
Kanye West, Ice Cube, and now 50 Cent?— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) October 19, 2020
50 Cent is saying he knows Trump is racist but it's fine because he doesn't want to pay higher taxes?
Selling out the Black community & supporting a racist authoritarian weeks before he loses is foolish, but thanks for exposing yourselves.
50 cent ain’t bout to pay no 62% for taxes... he wants TRUMP in office pic.twitter.com/q6wmUqSwN5— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) October 19, 2020
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.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 19, 2020
50 Cent can go fuck himself for choosing his personal wealth over the health of the nation— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) October 19, 2020
What a selfish piece of shit pic.twitter.com/R9QzUPGtGf
50 Cent endorsing Donald Trump is everything you need to know about how fucked up the state of men in hip-hop are.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) October 19, 2020
He's literally endorsing a white supremacist because of taxes...all of that talk about supporting our own communities, businesses, and equity -- out the window.
50 Cent, Ice Cube, and Kanye West could all shoot each other in the middle of Fifth Avenue and I'd crawl over their dead bodies to vote for Joe Biden.— I Smoked The Trump Admínístration 🚬 (@Dknight10k) October 19, 2020
BREAKING: 50 Cent thinks he shouldn't pay more taxes even though he's worth $30 million— Chip Franklin "good trouble" (@chipfranklin) October 19, 2020
Funny because for many years Trump paid less that 50 Cent in federal income taxes. https://t.co/3czZAYatS5— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 19, 2020
50 Cent doesnt care that "Trump doesnt like Black people." Folks making over $400k paying fair taxes is too much for him.— Clay 'Didn't Hold His Vote Hostage' Cane (@claycane) October 19, 2020
Think of the folks who made under $100k who made him millions.
Greed over community. Black folks exploiting Black folks. Black capitalism won’t save us. pic.twitter.com/sXgQRilkd5
Now y'all are shocked & angry at 50 Cent for endorsing Trump. (Whether it's a troll or not.) Maybe stop putting your political faith in wealthy celebrities (including rappers) and start supporting your local political activist groups who may actually have your interests in mind.— Myke C-Town Ⓥ (@mykectown) October 19, 2020
50 Cent is voting for tRump because he doesn't want to pay taxes. Guess he wants to get on the $750 a year plan too! Fuck you 50!!!!— Amy Lynn 🍒🌊 (@AmyAThatcher) October 19, 2020
If you're living pay check to pay check and agreeing with 50 Cent, that is some backward ass shit.— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) October 19, 2020