As we approach Election Day, more of hip-hop's biggest names are revealing themselves to be ardent fans of President Donald Trump.
The latest rapper to announce his support for the Republican Party was Lil Wayne, who shared his support for Trump's reelection in a post that was surprising for some of Twitter.
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. ???????? pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
"Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump 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 in a post where he shared a photo of himself in a cardigan standing next to the president.
Dozens of Republican candidates and conservatives lauded Wayne for announcing himself as a Trump supporter, claiming they were fans of the Grammy-winning rapper's work.
Noted journalist and former politician Bakari Sellers specifically called out controversial Georgia House candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene for her professed love of Wayne albums.
What’s your favorite Carter album? https://t.co/kBgjesaTRP
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) October 29, 2020
Greene faced backlash in August when videos were unearthed showing her expressing racist views about Black people and immigrants, according to NBC News. And despite her newfound love of Wayne, it quickly became clear that she and many of his brand new Republican fans had not listened very closely to his lyrics.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress???????? (@mtgreenee) October 29, 2020
Many conservatives specifically cited "Mrs. Officer" as their favorite Wayne song, believing it to be in support of police. As most know, however, the song has nothing to do with supporting police officers and is simply allegories for Wayne's desire to have sex with a woman officer.
"She know I'm raw, she know I'm from the streets and all she want me to do is f**k the police," Wayne raps in the song, according to RapGenius.
Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler, who drew outrage when it was revealed she sold $18 million worth of stock in particular companies before the public knew the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, tried to make a joke about another Wayne album that largely fell flat.
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) October 29, 2020
She looked these up real quick on Google lady Goodbye
— DecemberGrl (@GrlDecember) October 29, 2020
Lol these are the same ppl who say rap music destroys black communities now they got a favorite lil Wayne song or wouldn’t hire anyone with lil Wayne’s dreadlocks because it’s unprofessional
— ???? (@thenamesnii) October 30, 2020
Republicans after Lil Wayne, Lil Pump, 50 and Ice Cube endorse Trump. pic.twitter.com/Q4KxWse2nq
— Tha Govnah (@abuetyfulmind) October 30, 2020
Wayne is just one of the most recent rappers to come out in support of the president. Kanye West was one of the first to express his adoration for Trump early in his presidency but in the last month, Ice Cube, 50 Cent and Lil Pump have all announced their support for the president or his policies.
Ice Cube is still defending his decision to allow the Trump campaign to use his name to tout their one-page Platinum Plan for Black people and 50 Cent spent much of last week justifying his support for Trump.
Like 50 Cent, Lil Pump cited potential increases in taxes as the reason for why he supported Trump's reelection.