'Get That Fool on the Phone,' Says 50 Cent of Trump After Lil Wayne's Charges

Rapper 50 Cent has advised his peer Lil Wayne to give President Donald Trump a call and ask for help after Wayne was served a federal weapons charge.

On Tuesday, TMZ reported that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida charged the "A Milli" rapper with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. The charge relates to an incident in December 2019, when feds searched a plane that Wayne was a passenger on. That same day, 50 Cent tweeted a screenshot of the TMZ headline: "Lil Wayne Charged by Feds with Possession of Firearm, Ammo."

Of course, 50 Cent didn't stop there. He also tweeted some advice for Wayne, telling him to try to get Trump to pardon him before he leaves office in January. The thinking is that Trump might be likely to look out for Wayne, since the rapper publicly endorsed Trump for re-election in the 2020 presidential race.

"[W]ait a minute Trump still got 63 days left, call him wayne. get [sic] that fool on the phone. they [sic] gonna try to put you in jail for supporting trump [sic]," 50 Cent tweeted Tuesday afternoon. He also ended the tweet with a little self-promo for the ABC show For Life, which the rapper has a role on.

According to TMZ, Wayne could face up to 10 years in a federal prison if convicted. He was previously convicted with a felony gun charge in New York in 2009, and served eight months of a yearlong prison sentence. The rapper is currently scheduled to appear in court in December.

Ahead of the election, Weezy tweeted his support for Trump, revealing that the two met in person in an October tweet. "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," Wayne wrote.

For his part, 50 Cent flip-flopped on his own support for Trump. In October, he tweeted out a message encouraging people to vote for Trump, but his ex-girlfriend, comedian Chelsea Handler, said during an October appearance on The Tonight Show that she spoke to him and convinced him to vote for President-Elect Joe Biden.

Since the election, 50 Cent has tweeted a number of memes mocking Trump for losing and saying that he will go to jail. "[M]an they gonna do Trump dirty, he going to jail," he wrote in a recent tweet. He also shared a photo of a mock Time magazine cover with Trump that says "Time to go." He also shared an edited photo of Trump to make him appear bald and like he's posing for a mugshot.

man they gonna do Trump dirty, he going to jail. you ever herd a president say stop counting the fucking votes. LOL SMH pic.twitter.com/zScPup7che

— 50cent (@50cent) November 5, 2020

🤷🏽‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/zhWJGPBedp

— 50cent (@50cent) November 6, 2020

if the election keeps going in this direction, Trump is gonna need @IsaacWrightJr to fight his case. LOL #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/fg4Zqsa1EV

— 50cent (@50cent) November 6, 2020

Despite 50 Cent's tweet seemingly mocking Lil Wayne for supporting Trump, the Get Rich or Die Trying rapper has appeared to show respect to his fellow rapper. Immediately after Election Day, 50 Cent shared a tweet from TMZ that reported that Lil Wayne's girlfriend had broken up with him for supporting Trump. In his tweet, 50 Cent wrote that there'll likely be someone else waiting to scoop Wayne up, regardless of his political opinions. "Now you can leave, if you going than go but somebody's waiting for the job," he wrote.

dumped,😳 you can’t dump little wayne. Now you can leave, if you going than go but somebody’s waiting for the job. LOL https://t.co/TOq1rpMDln

— 50cent (@50cent) November 4, 2020

Contacts for 50 Cent did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

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Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson shakes hands with rapper Lil Wayne after Mayweather Jr. defeats Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty/Al Bello