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50 Cent’s support of POTUS provokes calls to boycott TV show ‘Power’

50 Cent at Treasure Island (photo credit: Nagashia Jackson)

50 Cent’s alignment with the Republican party to save a few coins could cost him more in the long run. On Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, 50 Cent apparently was watching a news station when he shared a photo on social media of Joe Biden’s reported tax rate on the rich.

The image claimed that Biden’s proposed tax rates on the rich would be “62 percent in California; 60 percent in New Jersey; 58 percent in New York State; and 62 percent in New York City.”

For the record, Biden said that he would not raise taxes on any person making less than $400,000, meaning it would only apply to the top 1 percent in the United States.

“What the f— (Vote for Trump), I’m out,” 50 Cent wrote. “I don’t care Trump doesn’t like Black people. 62 percent are you out of ya f—ing mind.”

On Oct. 21, the current president posted an image on social media of 50 Cent on the cover of the New York Post with the headline, “50 Cents says: ‘I Don’t Want To Be 20 Cent under Biden tax plan.'”

50 Cent has faced backlash for his decision to side with the controversial president, who has implemented policies that could negatively affect the Black community.

The current administration recently attacked diversity-based training and hiring by the federal government that could hurt Blacks in the workplace. According to The Associated Press, the labor department created a new hotline to investigate complaints about anti-racism training sessions that the current president called “anti-American” and “blame-focused.”

Some fans of “Power” have decided to hit back at 50 Cent by saying they would boycott the hit show.