50 Cent Rips Lil Wayne for Taking Picture With Trump, Says He Wouldn't Have Agreed to Photo Op

Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson responded on Twitter Thursday night to a photo rapper Lil Wayne shared of himself standing next to President Donald Trump.

A smiling Lil Wayne is seen in the photo alongside Trump, who is flashing a thumbs-up sign. In text accompanying the photo, Wayne praised Trump's Platinum Plan, a policy agenda designed to boost economic equality between white and Black Americans.

Jackson had previously indicated in October that he would vote for Trump but reversed that position after a request from his ex-girlfriend, television personality Chelsea Handler.


oh no 👀 WAYNE🤦‍♂️, I WOULD HAVE NEVER TOOK THIS PICTURE. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/SZAQ0Zm7Ks

— 50cent (@50cent) October 30, 2020

Wayne expressed his approval with Trump's proposals on Thursday, tweeting that "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."

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Thursday that despite reports to the contrary, Lil Wayne's Twitter account had not been hacked in order to post the photo. According to McEnany, discussions between the White House and Lil Wayne had been "going on for quite some time."

"The president met with Lil Wayne this morning in Miami," McEnany said. "They had a really good, productive meeting. Lil Wayne's team had been talking to the White House and Little Wayne directly you the White House a little bit and it just materialized with the tweet today and it was a good meeting that they had."

Newsweek reached out to the Trump re-election campaign for further comment.

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Performer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson encouraged his social media followers to vote for Donald Trump in October, but later retracted the comment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Starz Entertainment LLC/Getty

Earlier this month, Jackson criticized a tax plan proposed by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, which would potentially require New York residents that earn over $400,000 per year to pay approximately 62 percent of their earnings in state and federal taxes.

"WHAT THE F**K!" Jackson tweeted in October. "(VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT."

"I don't care Trump doesn't like black people 62% are you out of ya f*cking mind," Jackson added.

Handler, who had dated Jackson approximately 10 years ago, responded to Jackson's seeming flip to the GOP camp with a tweet. "You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend," Handler wrote. Handler offered to pay Jackson's taxes if he would rescind his support for Trump.

During an October appearance on the ABC talk show The View, Handler said she had personally spoken to Jackson about his tweets.

"I did promise to pay his taxes," Handler said, "and then I found out it's illegal to pay somebody to vote for your candidate. So I offered him up another form of payment and we'll see if he takes me up on it."

"But I don't have to pay him," Handler added. "He's already a Biden supporter."