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50 Cent retracts support for 45 following severe backlash

50 Cent (Photo credit: Bang Media)

One week after showing support for the current president, it now appears that 50 Cent has changed his mind.

On Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, the rapper and TV executive tweeted, “A what, another spin. F— Donald Trump, I never liked him. For all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL.”

The tweet comes after 50 Cent initially appeared to side with the current president.

On Monday, Oct. 19, 50 Cent apparently was watching a news station when he shared a photo on social media of Joe Biden’s proposed tax rate on the rich.

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

“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—— mind.”

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 one percent in the United States population.

50 Cent caught backlash on social media, and some called for a boycott of the hit TV show “Power,” a series on which he serves as executive producer.

His ex-girlfriend, Chelsea Handler, also weighed in on the discussion.

On Oct. 21, Handler tweeted to 50 Cent, “You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend,” while responding to his decision to support the current administration.

50 Cent responded, “Oh my God this is affecting my love life now. I love ya Gator, don’t let Trump and Joe Biden come between us girl.”

On Oct. 22, Handler offered to pay 50 Cent’s taxes for him to not vote Republican. “I will pay your taxes in exchange for you coming to your senses. Happily!” wrote Handler. “Black lives matter. That’s you! Remember?”

50 Cent has yet to reveal if he has voted.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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