50 Cent says ‘Vote for Trump’: ‘I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people’

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Is Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Between Ice Cube, Chris Rock and now 50 Cent, I’m not putting a lot of faith in Black (celebrity) men during this election cycle. Ice Cube is being conned by some of the worst MAGA propaganda out there. Chris Rock would fail a very basic civics test about how the American government works. And now 50 Cent is encouraging people to vote for Donald Trump because of… taxes. Jesus. 50 Cent posted this social media yesterday:

Why is it that the richest Americans always vote for “tax cuts” even though NONE of them pays the actual tax rate anyway? Whether a president or a candidate raises taxes or lowers taxes, American tax law has so many loopholes, most millionaires and billionaires are rarely (if ever) paying within their tax bracket. 50 Cent is no different – dude’s got accountants. He’ll find a million deductions and loopholes and probably pay less 10% of his income in federal taxes. State taxes, I’m not so sure, but… that’s the deal you make when you live in New York, dude.

And seriously, no amount of tax-increases-on-the-wealthy could make me ignore Trump’s rampant racism and white supremacy. Why is that Ice Cube, Chris Rock and 50 Cent are all so eager to pretend that Trump and his people are NOT white supremacists? What kind of very specific denial is this?

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Is Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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  1. cer says:

    What a selfish idiot.

    • Sarah says:

      Yep. He does not understand how taxes actually work in the US and he’s profoundly selfish and doesn’t understand how society works.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        Thankfully he is the sort like Kanye West who doesn’t vote because they just don’t give a care about anything, so there’s that.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Anyone who has ever done the most rudimentary of reviews of Curtis Jackson’s behavior toward others would quickly recognize that he is a toxic asshole. He needs serious therapy. But he likely won’t ever get it because he seems to think that money defines his success and how well he’s doing.

      • Golly Gee says:

        He has also said that he intentionally creates controversy and picks beefs with other celebrities to increase publicity for himself in order to make more money. Stellar human being.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Yep. That’s pretty much it. There just isn’t some secret deep, noble reason for people who aren’t white straight men to support this. No matter how badly some may want to believe that to show how ‘nuanced & balanced’ they are. Being a misogynist probably helps him support Trump too.

    • SM says:

      Indeed, he does look like someone with no brain cells. So whatever he says is the opposite of surprising

    • Snappyfish says:

      Willful ignorance

    • missskitttin says:

      He’s only thinking of himself. That’s gross.

  2. Darla says:

    The percentage of black male trump supporters is much higher than black women. I mean, it’s still low compared to all other men, including btw, Hispanic males. But, it’s interesting. I feel that in general, the issue with black male trump supporters is one we are very familiar with from all men; misogyny. And then with these wealthy black male celebrities, you add in the tax benefits. But they still got a side dish of misogyny going on there, believe it. And frankly, a good dash of misogynoir specifically. I have seen that vis a vis Kamala, IMO anyway.

    • Sandii says:

      I totally agree with you. The fact that Trump blatantly disrespects women on so many levels actually secretly pleases a lot of these guys. That black millionaires are too greedy to put civic rights over their dollars: color me surprised (*sarcastic eyeroll*)

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Yep. That shared misogyny can definitely get men of color to align with white conservatives on different issues. It’s hard, because a lot of times these men are good at gaslighting, by framing your acceptance of misogyny as loyalty to your culture. And it’s not always just old men, which is disturbing to experience. It’s made harder by the way white men and white women both try to use poc to make their misogyny look woke. Homophobes try this too.

    • a reader says:

      Yep they’re all hoteps.

    • KL says:

      Remember when Damon Young wrote “Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People” at The Root and there was almost literal baying for his blood on social media.

      I think about that headline so much recently.

    • kesley says:

      This.

      I have seen a lot of hate towards Kamala from some Black men. Some believe the myth that she locked up thousands of Black people and some just hate Black women and are full-on misogynist.

      All the money in the world won’t stop the police from racially profiling him, dying of COVID or being immune from racism.

  3. Miss Margo says:

    It’s pure ignorance unfortunately. This is what politicians want v

    • scollins says:

      It’s exactly what the GOP has been working for, defunding, destroying public education for the last 25+ years.

      • Bettyrose says:

        25+ years? More like 400. You’ve heard of “grading on a curve”? Our public schools are designed to track 80% of the graduates into unskilled labor. Critical thinking has never been a central part of the curriculum. Obviously piecemeal updates have been made over the centuries, but no significant overhaul has occured to reflect a post-agrarian, post-industrial economy.

      • Anna says:

        Exactly @Bettyrose

    • Godwina says:

      Yup. Couple that with the enormous lack of equity re. public schools in predominantly Black neighbourhoods for the last 100 years? It’s hard to place the blame totally on these assholes.

    • Mac says:

      Someone needs to tell 50 Cent he doesn’t have to pay taxes on fake money.

    • lucy2 says:

      I foolishly just read some comments on a news story, and my god, the lack of reading comprehension, inability to process info without bending it to one’s bias, and general stupidity makes me weep for the state of the country.

  4. Seraphina says:

    Wow, just wow. Sometimes, people should not voice their opinions – it shows others how truly stupid they are.

    • Silent Star says:

      He could have waved a giant flag and yelled “I’m ignorant! I’m selfish! I’m self-loathing!” through a megaphone 24/7 and had the same result.

      I’ve had moments of admiring 50 Cent, but those are now well and truly erased.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      @ Seraphina, the truth is that a majority of Agent Orange supporters SOLE reason for supporting him is what he has done to benefit them in regards to their tax benefits, not that he is scorching the earth with his anti-climate change rhetoric or that he is a racists, homophobic, misogynist, hateful, lying, criminal, dividing the country and refuses to take responsibility for his in actions that have lead to hundreds of thousands of people dying needlessly. Or the fact that he is a rapist, along with Kavanaugh, and only has in own financial interest as he plays president. No, it’s only the wealthy that benefit from this vile POS and his cronies that will cause detriment to this country and the decades we will endure to heal the unrest and the damages that he has caused.

      • Seraphina says:

        YUP, I hear some people I know (who have money) say Trump is awesome. I just want to stick a plunger over their mouth.

  5. Sinead says:

    Taxes pay for the less fortunate. It pays for people with disabilities, the old, the unemployed etc. I’m always amazed when Americans talk about paying less and less tax. It’s like they don’t care about society at all! I hate seeing tax money wasted on politicians bonuses, but I’d never want people in my society to go with the basic things they need like healthcare, education etc.

    • SamC says:

      Too many people buy into the theory of trickle down economics, believing people and companies will do the right thing, no matter how many times it’s been disproven to work and is a major contributing factor to the massive wealth disparity.

      • Emm says:

        Omg I talk with my husband about this all the time! Look at how much money the billionaires of the world have made during this pandemic alone. The middle class is being squeezed out and an average family cannot afford nearly what they could 30-40 years ago. The wealth gap is only getting worse and yet we are doing everything we can do help the 1%.

    • Emm says:

      Exactly, and most people don’t have a basic understand of how taxes and our society work. The same people who scream about socialism or nothing being free because someone is paying for it (welfare, snap) and not wanting to pay a dime to help other people are the same ones who claim to be “pro life” better than everyone else “Christians” who also want to be able to use unemployment benefits if they need them, or roads, or parks, or schools, or the police, or fire department. Yes there is way too much waste in DC and we should absolutely be outraged at how our tax dollars are used but if you want a functioning society then you have to pay for it.

    • Penguin says:

      I completely agree with the point you are making, but I’d like to add that it’s a misconception that taxes help the less fortunate. Taxes help everyone regardless of wealth and background. You don’t pay taxes out of the goodness of your heart. You pay it because it’s a cheaper and more efficient way to receive healthcare, education and public services. Pooling finances in a single government overseen pot from which everyone can draw ultimately saves everyone money and improves everyone’s living standard. I’m not suggesting that everything should be overseen this way, but there’s is ample evidence across the world that this model can work very successfully within a capitalist economy.

    • Shirley Gail says:

      Our societies are built on the idea that churches will care for “the least of us” and government will pay for things like infrastructure, etc. That’s the government model. However, when churches started failing (and hurting the masses versus lifting them up and caring for their congregations) people look to government to fill the gap. That’s the very fight between the republicans and the democrats. Dems have hearts, realize churches are decimated (through their own mismanagement, but the ‘least of us’ suffer because of) and want government to fill the gap. gov’t cannot do so, without funding. The Repubs don’t pay their fair share of taxes to make that happen, and scream wildly when Dems attempt to hold them accountable. How to solve? The onloy thing I can think of is a 100% overhaul of the tax system to percentages. EVERYONE pays 10% of their income and EVERYONE pays the taxes where the money is earned and there are NO LOOPHOLES. That would create more balance and be so much more fair for all. If you earn 40,000/year you pay $4,000 in taxes. If you earn hundreds of millions of dollars, you still pay 10% BUT WITH NO loopholes.
      The tax system would be fair. Some things negotiable (eg: it could be a higher rate for corporations, but with no loopholes, say 15%. Also, maybe anyone earning under a certain amount pays no tax..(meaning some folks with part time jobs trying to keep body and souls together might actually have a chance). It would also reduce the racism in taxes, etc. A system built on percentages of income, with NO LOOPHOLES would be very fair, and benefit the ‘least of us’ without gouging the entrepreneurs, the honest business folk, etc). It’s the only way I see out of this mess

      • A says:

        Here’s the thing too though–churches are theoretically supposed to care for the least among us, but even when they were able to do that, they often didn’t. There were always extensive caveats in place regarding who, exactly, was worthy of that grace. And many people who didn’t comply with those standards were often left out in the cold, and isolated from any social security net they would have otherwise had. And this was well before church attendance went on the decline.

        The govt model is not that churches will pick up the slack on this. The govt model, similar to the model of the church, was that some people deserve help, while others do not, and they will extend the help to those they deem worthy of receiving it, and turn their backs on anyone they think is unworthy, as punishment.

        In addition to this, something someone pointed out to me was that a huge reason why America does not have the same sorts of social security net like European and Scandinavian countries is because of racism, specifically anti-black racism. Implementing those types of social security nets, and things like universal health care would mean that black people in America would have to be covered as equally as anyone else, and there are some people who would willingly choose to die before they extended any type of equality to black people in America.

        A lot of the opposition to social welfare in America comes down to this attitude–they could do it, but doing it might mean that someone who they think doesn’t deserve that help might receive it, and they’ll be damned if that person receives a penny of support from anyone. Poverty in America is not something to alleviate, because people think it’s punishment for having screwed up in your life. If you worked hard enough, earned more money, had the good sense to not be born as black, to not fall sick unexpectedly, etc., then you wouldn’t be destitute. If only you got rid of all your human failings, you wouldn’t be in a vulnerable position. The fact that people can’t do that is seen as worthy of condemnation and punishment. Poverty has to be kept as this condition that is inherently shameful and punitive, because otherwise, people would have to consider the fact that they’re two steps away from that situation themselves, and people in America would rather not confront that idea.

  6. Smices says:

    Black men are the White people of Black people.

  7. Naomi says:

    i’m not sure if it’s that they pretend that 45 & co are not white supremacists; they just don’t care. this is what massive wealth does: it insulates you from the real effects of actual policies. another example could be reproductive rights: lots of republican women who are super rich & absolutely *would* get an abortion if they wanted it, don’t really care if abortion is outlawed because the rich will always find a way to get what *they* want or need (as it is, the rich already have their own on-call doctors). So with 50, it seems like he just feels that however rampant anti-Blackness is, he’s too rich for it to really effect him (I think that’s what he *thinks*).
    Want to shout out to a great Black British thinker named Stuart Hall who said that “race is the modality by which we experience class.” Once you’ve got that much wealth, no matter your actual skin color or heritage, your personal prerogatives align with whiteness (whiteness, Stuart argues, is less a race and more a class position, the highest seat of power) — hence why people like 50 see themselves as above the reach of racism and so vote only to hold onto the money that gives them proximity to power/the protections of whiteness. okay that’s my TED talk lol

  8. lanne says:

    I don’t think Mr Hotep should be worried–his ass is broke, anyway!

  9. Amy Bee says:

    Rich rappers are upholders of the patriarchy and white supremacy. That’s why a lot of them are in the tank for Trump.

    • Onemoretime says:

      No matter how much money black men have, white racist males will never accept you sell out rappers and comedians. How quickly they forget where they come from when surrounded by yes men. Never liked 50 cent, Curtis & O’Shea will never get a dime from me.

  10. Sarah says:

    I’ve seen tax firms release alerts about how super rich people should protect their assets if Biden wins and how they can move their assets across borders with minimal tax impact. They’re the only ones who benefited under Trump’s tax cuts and, from what I’ve seen, they don’t care if their country turns into a banana republic as long as their precious money is OK. It takes a certain kind of selfishness to think that way.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    My parents support trump solely for the tax breaks too. My father literally told me the only people I needed to care about were my immediate family. Absolutely terrifying mindset. And they call themselves Christians in total defiance of Jesus’ teachings. I guess that’s par for the course these days in this country.

    • SamC says:

      Sadly, mine too. And living in the metro NY area, they have known for decades what a fraud Trump and the impact his “genus” business acumen has caused in the region.

    • Sayrah says:

      When he won in 2016 I was shocked and saddened but I tried to tell myself maybe his economic policies would benefit me and maybe it was smarter to think of myself and family rather than others. That maybe he would have advisors who would help him. However I’ve been so disgusted by his antics and his progressive descent into egotistical madness and the craziness of so many thinking he’s actually been sent by God to protect this country? Donald Trump? Sent by God? Donald Trump couldn’t be farther away from the teachings of Jesus. In my life I’ve never strictly voted on party lines until yesterday and I voted straight blue. Felt good too.

  12. blah says:

    It’s like he will die if he doesn’t say or do a required amount of stupid things every three months or so. sheesh.

  13. BlueSky says:

    50 cent has always been trash and has shown time and time again that he cares for no one but himself. As a black woman, I believe a lot of these men just want the same access and privileges as white men. They truly believe that just because they have money and some power they should have a seat at the table. If you listen to a lot of rap lyrics, that is what it’s about. They look up to men like John Gotti and Donald Trump and try to emulate them. They also resent black women who don’t conform, who don’t put them on pedestals, who don’t look to them for validation or approval and make their own money.

  14. serena says:

    I can’t believe they would be so stupid, all 3 of them, not to know, or worse CARE, about what Trump did.

  15. Onerous says:

    Green is its own demographic.

    A lot of people who had assistance – governmental or otherwise – like to act like they made it to the top by themselves and don’t owe anybody anything. It’s gross.

  16. LightPurple says:

    Hasn’t he been in trouble for tax issues? Hasn’t he been through bankruptcy? The last thing anyone should listen to this man about is tax issues. Our tax dollars paid for his bankruptcy proceedings.

  17. Riemc526 says:

    A couple people I know are only pro-Trump because it benefits them financially. No other reason.

    • lucy2 says:

      Isn’t that awful? I can’t imagine being that selfish, that I could overlook everything else just to save a couple bucks on taxes, especially already being rich.

  18. Veronica S. says:

    LOL, this is why you don’t trust rich people. At all. Billionaires are at the top of the list of the untrustworthy, but you definitely should side eye the millionaires, too. They’ll do whatever they can to hoard and maintain their status at everybody else’s expenses. Like, surprise surprise, three densely populated states have to have high taxes in order to maintain social infrastructure and function properly. It’s almost like putting ourselves in a deeper and deeper debt hole and never addressing the tax issue is ultimately going to screw us in the long run.

    • Annabel says:

      Also the citizens of these densely populated blue states send a pretty sizeable percentage of our federal taxes to bail out red states with lower rates of taxation who can’t cover their own expenses (looking at you, Kentucky.)

    • A says:

      Billionaires would sell their mothers if it meant they could maximize their wealth somehow.

  19. Snuffles says:

    This is the Republican Party

    * Rich people who want to protect their money and get richer. Screw everyone else.

    * Poor people who are racist, sexist, homophobic and Xenophobic who, don’t care if they suffer, as long as all of the above suffer more.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Yes, this and it’s been this way for a long time, it’s only now that some people are recognizing the truth. Trump is only different from other Republican presidents in that he has no self control and he says out loud the things the others thought.

  20. Chaine says:

    Off-topic, but what is he wearing? The pattern is fine, but the cut reminds me of the episode of The Office where Michael Scott didn’t realize he had bought a ladies suit from the sale bin.

  21. Michael says:

    I did not need yet another reason to dislike this man but it is nice to know I have some extra ones. ALso do not judge all black male celebrities by his standard. John Legend has been working nonstop to get Trump out. You can point out the bad but you can find plenty of good too

    • Darla says:

      John Legend is awesome and I love him, and I love his music too. I loved his music before I knew how awesome he is personally.

  22. RoyalBlue says:

    50 cent is a despicable human being and always grosses me out. I will never forgive Vivica Fox for groveling to him. He is misogynistic and feels that women should put him up on a pedestal. He also doesn’t understand that it’s not a flat 62%. The fool probably never paid more than $500 in income taxes.

  23. H says:

    If he doesn’t like paying New York taxes, move, ya idiot. I just can’t with 50. Trump’s America would kill him, but its all about money for him. The disconnect.

  24. Oatmeal says:

    Because finally people are learning that wealthy black MSN only GAF about themselves

    Period

    And I am an afro American woman and I speak from experience

    Wanna quick history lesson? Fredrick Douglass had a white woman living in the same house as his very much alive black wife….a house his black ass wife owned

    At the end of the day , too many black men dont want liberation of their people., they just want a seat at the table of white Male supremacy and patriarchy

  25. Minal says:

    It may be easier to dismiss 50 than Chris Rock, who is a thoughtful guy. There’s a great passage in Ayad Akhtar’s Homeland Elegies, where he writes about a Black friend with a successful career and lifelong commitment to helping his community, who always votes Republican. The reason? As a Black man in White supremacist America, he does not trust white institutions, period. (Chris Rock said something similar). So he would rather vote for less government, which leaves more money/ power in his own hands which HE can determine what to do with.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      This makes sense in theory, but in practice not so much, not in America where Black men are gun down by cops on the regular and little is done about it. Even if you could fix the community problems with the extra money you keep from less taxes, how does one fix the structural problems that caused so many of the issues in the first place? As long as Government decides the structure only by making sure the government that is in place is not trying to disenfranchised your community, can progress be made.

  26. Busyann says:

    It’s not just black male celebrities. My black male coworker told me yesterday that he is torn because Trump is good for the economy and he is tired of people making him feel like he’s wrong for believing that. I told him, I get it, but money will always be there….will the soul of our country and democratic rights?

    After he told me that I shook my head and poured a drink. Im a very scared this may end up a Trump victory.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      Trump inherited Obama’s economy. People conveniently ignore that fact to justify voting for Trump. Trump has done nothing to improve the overall economy, it would have performed on its own regardless of who was President. The only thing Trump has done is line the pockets of the wealthy and bankrupt the country. The deficit has tripled since he took office.

    • aang says:

      Bush inherited Clinton’s economy and tanked it. Trump inherited Obama’s economy and tanked it. I can’t in any way understand why Republicans get credit for being strong on the economy. The economy isn’t just the stock market. It is jobs, wages that keep pace with living costs, and access to affordable housing. People are stupid.

      • A says:

        My totally unfounded, not backed up theory about the economy is this: whatever economic policy you set today, you will only really see the full effects of it five to ten years down the line. Which means that a lot of the Democratic policies, which tend to be fairly sound, which are set in the president’s first term, don’t really manifest themselves in a tangible way until they’re on their way out of the office.

        This is why Republicans inherit economies that are doing really well, which then tank. But they get the benefit of being able to take credit for all the work their Democratic predecessors did, as if their mere presence in office fixed up the economy somehow.

        Meanwhile, the Trump tax shit show is something people will be unraveling for decades to come. So much of American prosperity after WW2 only came about because of policies implemented by people like Roosevelt and Eisenhower, etc. The reason the 80s were such a good time for people was because of that. People were able to earn well, and benefit from the enormous investments made in American infrastructure in the decades prior.

        But who got the credit for all of that prosperity? Ronald Reagan, who subsequently started the ball rolling on undoing all of that. People have short memories, so they associated the good times of the 80s and the 90s with Reagan, his tax cuts and his deregulation efforts, and figured that he was the one who deserved the credit, because of his shitty policies no less.

        And then what wound up happening was that we’re seeing the effects of those exact policies today, decades later, well after he’d left office, long after the people who had it good in those days were able to build their wealth and their security, leaving future generations to suffer heavily under the resulting fall out.

        Republicans deliberately abuse the good times to 1) win elections, and 2) ram through their own shitty reforms. And they never get held to account because by the time everything fall apart, thanks to them, they’re long gone. And then the next set of Democrats have to clean everything up, set everything right, only for the Republicans to swan in on the results, take everything apart, and piss it all away again.

      • lynzyloo says:

        1000000000000%

  27. Godwina says:

    Sad about Ice Cube, I have a soft spot for him. Had no idea he went down the rathole.

    Chris Rock has alway struck me as ignorance hiding under kinda funny? so no loss/surprise. “Couldn’t pass a civics test” feels about right.

    Can’t say I’ve given thought about 50 Cent, but I guess the concern with money is right there on the tin.

    I think there are more than enough Black male celebs screaming about the Trump problem (Kanye aside) to overwhelm this mound of nonsense, though.

  28. Allie says:

    In Germany I pay about 40% in taxes and social fees (pension, social security and health insurance) per month. My income is on the better half of the median income. I am totally fine with this because taxes and other fees – if used in the right way by the state – pay for infrastructure, education, affordable housing, health care, pensions and whatever else is useful for the people. This way I got to go to university for free, do not have to worry about giant potholes on the street or power outages, and will not become homeless or lose my health insurance if I lost my job. Taxes are not evil, greedy people are. Also, can’t complain about the state of the German economy either…

    • Anna says:

      @Allie I so wish I lived in a country like that. I’m really, really scared about this evil being re-elected here and even if not, the damage is extensive and the courts are stacked against us and environmental concerns will only continue to get worse. Dealing with this horrific health care system–if it can even be called that–it’s a nightmare even if you have health insurance. I’m praying and working toward a miracle that will get me out of here…

    • Penguin says:

      I am not sure why this mindset was never adopted in the US. Through higher taxes longterm everybody saves! People put the money they spend on inflated education and healthcare prices back into the economy. This, in turn, reduces homelessness, unemployment, debt and bankruptcy. More people are able to start businesses or stay at work. It would make so much progress towards curtailing social inequality. Yes, paying less tax may be attractive at face value, but then you still have to pay hundreds of thousands over a lifetime to remain healthy, maintain an emergency fund, pay tolls and educate yourself and your children. And even then you’ll not be able to do it to a standard that you normally could under a government system. Americans end up paying tax twice over as they are taxed for their income and then they end up paying for education and healthcare which is also taxed. It boggles the mind why anyone would willingly live in a system like that.

      • BnLurkN4eva says:

        For the comfort of feeling that they are not pay for those people they don’t like. That’s what it comes down to in America, the fear some have that their tax dollar is going towards assisting the undeserving who just happens to be people who look unlike them.

    • emu says:

      And the time off! Oh man. Seriously, it is not about productivity.
      My aunt retired a couple of years ago from a city orchestra in Germany and gets full government pension as she was a state employee – as a violinist!
      The USA just has some seriously warped ideas

  29. Milkweed says:

    He sounds smart 🙄

  30. Ariel says:

    They are rich. They are concerned about their money. They are only concerned about their money. They do not care about anyone else.

  31. ME says:

    There are many rich a$$holes voting for trump simply because they want the tax cuts. David Letterman asked Kim Kardashian who she will be voting for but she refused to say. Wonder why?

    • A says:

      Kim Kardashian won’t come out and say she’s not voting for Trump, because a lot of her work for criminal rehab was contingent on Trump’s support. She lobbied with him quite heavily to secure several pardons for people, in a rather public way. If she came out and said she’s not voting for him, people might come out and undermine the legitimacy of that work, which she doesn’t want. It’s all about how things look to people, and that’s always been what Kim has cared about.

  32. Renee says:

    “richest Americans always vote for “tax cuts” even though NONE of them pays the actual tax rate anyway” IS one of the best sentences written about politics.

    50 Cent is a chump from way back if you look at how he treated his own son on social media.

    Lastly, when did Chris Rock say he was voting for Trump? I know he ignorantly blamed Dems for Covid pandemic, but that is completely separate from supporting Trump, which I don’t think he does.

    • A says:

      There was a lot of nuance to what Chris Rock said, that I think got lost somehow. It’s not a great time for nuance right now, because of what’s at stake though, and he should have read the room before saying the things he said.

  33. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    It will ALWAYS and ONLY be about money for Republicans. Money and no government, basically, to keep them from doing and spending however they please.

  34. kerwood says:

    As far as I’m concerned, Trump and the Republicans are welcome to these fools. Fewer Black men to disrespect Black women and drag the race down looks like a win-win to me. There are generations of Black men in jail because they wanted to be like Ice Cube and 50 Cent. And Black women were left to clean up.

    If the Republicans can wait a second, I’ll get a nice bow.

  35. Joanna says:

    Kaiser, I love your posts. They actually articulate how I feel.

  36. Ann says:

    I have an easier time accepting 50′s logic than people like Kanye and Ice Cube because at the very, most tiny micscopic level of least he is admitting to something lots of people deny. It isn’t a good reason to do something so profoundly harmful and selfish, but it is an actual reason that makes sense to me. The rest of the men mentioned all have offered a big pile of complicated without any real clarity, but 50 is over here laying it out real simple: fuck you, I got mine.

    And just to note cause people love to argue, I dont think being a greedy dick is good or ok, just something that makes more sense than whatever the F Ye and Cube are on these days.

    • emu says:

      true, at least he’s honest about it

    • A says:

      I can’t speak to whatever the heck Kanye is doing–I want to say his support for Trump stems from his ego being bruised by Obama, as well as a genuine appreciation for the public idiocy Trump spews so fearlessly into the world without recourse. Everyone who supports Trump essentially wants to be selfish–they want to say whatever the hell they want, do whatever the hell they want, be whatever the hell they want, without any consequences, and anything less than that is seen as an infringement on their freedoms.

      With Ice Cube, what pisses me off is that he’s trying to intellectualize it somehow. He’s not an unintelligent person, but he’s also not seeing the full picture here. Ice Cube feels spoken to and seen by the Trump campaign, and that is superseding the larger considerations at stake. You can’t vote for someone just because they are nice to *you*, personally. This is the mistake people made with Bush, all those years ago. It’s the whole, “He’s someone I can have a beer with,” logic. Yes, you can have a beer with Bush and gab with him, but you have to realize that at the end of the evening, he’s going to charm you into being stuck with the fucking tab. And yes, the Trump campaign took an interest in Ice Cube’s endeavours for uplifting black people, but their DoJ is still going to screw black people over disproportionately, and then subsequently blame them for their own lack of prosperity. The fact that they simply reached out to Ice Cube won’t ever change that.

      There’s a time and a place, I think, to talk about the complicated reasons why people like this are into Trump. I do think Trump presents something very aspirational for a lot of people. He does what he wants, and says what he wants, and nothing no one says otherwise has an impact on him. He got impeached, and he’s still president. He got covid, and he’s still alive. They see in him the guy who quits the job that he hates, and walks out the door swearing at his boss, while everyone else cheers. Because they desperately want to be able to do the same thing. And I think he can be enormously charming, and personable, in ways people respond to. But that’s also how scammers operate. They charm people and swindle them out of their money, and disappear into the night laughing. Trump is a scammer par excellence, and people are falling for this shit.

  37. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    I tend to not get political advice from someone who sounds as though he has marbles in his mouth.

  38. emu says:

    The richer you get, the more Republican you get.

    And yes, seriously, we have a tiered tax rate – no one pays 62% on ALL their income – just over a threshold. And he can probably part with that much anyways.

  39. Atti says:

    Oh 50… I liked him, he’s a funny guy. Didnt know he was this selfish.

  40. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Asshat.

  41. Annabel says:

    I’m sorry, but if you’re voting based solely on your tax rate, you’re a goddamned psychopath and you have no soul.

    I live in New York City. My income is high enough that my effective tax rate is 50% (that’s federal, state, and NYC taxes combined.) I really don’t mind paying half my income to various governments, because this is how we get to have nice things like roads and public schools. I’m disgusted by 50 Cent’s mindset here.

  42. Grant says:

    Wow. A piece of sh!t with a piece of sh!t opinion. No news here. He’s the worst.

  43. Dizzy says:

    You get what you pay for. Americans envy countries like Sweden, Denmark because of their high quality of life. This comes at a price, high taxes. But most people accept the trade off.

  44. kerwood says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much about this. The people who would get their voting advice from 50Cent wouldn’t vote Biden anyway. Trump and the Republicans have spent a lot of time and money going after the Black male vote. If they knew ANYTHING about Black people they would know that it’s Black WOMEN who do the voting in the Black community.

  45. Bill says:

    50 Cent got like 75 cents, WTF is he worried about?

  46. JRenee says:

    He really is a messy male. He doesn’t represent most Black men. He’s selfish but that’s not new. Never watched his show anyway

  47. RoyalBlue says:

    isn’t he a criminal with a record? can he even vote?

    • shanaynay says:

      Yep! He’s a sexual predator from what I’ve read. He had a bunch of lawsuits from women from his stupid dating show he had a while back. He’s trash!

  48. Honora says:

    Lol It’s like he thinks a bunch of ppl will be affected just like he will.
    he has the right to choose the candidate based on whatever. In theory a candidate could be racist against black people and at the same time propose better ideas which make black people richer and or happier. But his reasoning is not very persuasive for me as I won’t ever be in that tax bracket. Those who are and are greedy don’t need to be persuaded they know well about their tax savings options

  49. Mary says:

    50 cent just lost 49 cents in value…………………….

    • Likeyoucare says:

      I think he is also broke and has lots of debts.
      His value is less than 1 cent.
      So he is in the same level with kanye.

  50. Heather Tuton says:

    Aren’t him and Eminem best friends? Pretty sure Em still hates Trump.

  51. Just A Thought says:

    The only these people care is the color green.

  52. Ox says:

    It appears that rich black man don’t view themselves as black. And that they are exempt of everyday challenges that black people face everyday. Which probably is true on a large scale.

  53. shanaynay says:

    He’s a total sell out. He had to pay out so much money on lawsuits that’s why he’s crying like a little wuss about paying taxes and stuff. STFU and man up already, and stand behind what you said about DT in 2016. You’re a laughing stock and a punk a**!!!