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Major Rappers Are Endorsing Both Democratic Candidates For NY Governor Ahead Of Primary

Nicki Minaj is all about the incumbent. T.I.'s all about the left-wing candidate.

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The time has come for New York's Democrats to choose their next nominee for governor. Thursday, September 13 is primary day. 

On Wednesday, Nicki Minaj endorsed New York's incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter.

"They know how to work for the people to make NY even GREATER. Spread the word. See you at the Polls!" tweeted Minaj as she made clear her support for Gov. Cuomo, Gov. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and NY Attorney General candidate Leticia "Tish" James.

Cuomo is running against Cynthia Nixon, who has a more far more liberal platform.

Needless to say, folks weren't feeling Nicki's social media endorsement of Cuomo when Cynthia Nixon's more progressive campaign is sitting right there. Since she's here for Cuomo, some New York residents stood up to announce they aren't here for her

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Some accused the Queen rapper of upholding the status quo:



Others implored her to vote for Cynthia Nixon instead, who — as we've previously reported — has advocated for the legalization of marijuana and has spoken out against the criminalization gap between white drug users and users of color. 



Another rapper, T.I., is down for Nixon, however. According to The Hill, T.I. endorsed the Democratic socialist candidate, who had his vote once he learned of her via a clip from her debate. 



Nixon was quick to thank Tip for his support and formally introduced herself to the southern rapper:


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We'll see what happens! 


Now, check these out: 

Cynthia Nixon Criticized By Black Leaders For Equating Marijuana Reform With Reparations

NY Gubernatorial Cynthia Nixon Says To Stop Putting POC In Jail For Weed Use When White People Walk Free

New York Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon Tries Courting The Black Vote At A Rakim And Eric B. Concert

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