Rapper Lil Wayne caused waves Thursday night after meeting with President Trump and endorsing him for election, touting the President’s plan to provide more financial support for black Americans.
Wayne, real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., posted a photo of himself with Trump, tweeting “Just had a great meeting with [President Donald Trump]”.
“Besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform,” Wayne continued, “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.”
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
The rapper has previously denounced the notion that America is a deeply racist country and that black Americans are held back.
Based Lil Wayne calls #BlackLivesMatter “dumb shit”.
He's right, but now watch the outrage mob try to destroy his career over an opinion. pic.twitter.com/A3W2mhrpjr
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 2, 2016
“What is it? What do you mean?” he said when asked about ‘Black Lives Matter’.
“That just sounds weird, I don’t know, that you put a name on. It’s not a name. It’s not ‘whatever, whatever.’ It’s somebody got shot by police for a f***ed up reason,” Wayne said.
“I am a young, black, rich motherf***er—if that don’t let you know that America understand black [inaudible] matters these days, I don’t know what it is,” he said, adding “Don’t come at me with that dumb s***.”
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” Wayne urged.
Wayne has also urged black Americans to look beyond the blanket anti-police stance:
Lil Wayne: “We have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody of a certain race or everybody with a badge.”
“You wanna protest about something, know what we protesting about.”
Lil Wayne has always been based and red pilled.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 30, 2020
Trump’s Platinum Plan for black communities vows to ‘increase access to capital by almost $500 billion’, and is made up of four “pillars”, namely OPPORTUNITY, SECURITY, PROSPERITY and FAIRNESS.
Predictably, leftists were not happy with Lil Wayne’s endorsement of Trump, spewing the usual racist jibes, while conservatives defended him for having his own opinion:
uncle tom’s cabin must be lil wayne’s favorite book
— Joshie (@ItsJoshay) October 30, 2020
Everyone is sooo late to the party that lil Wayne is a self hating Uncle Tom dust mite
— 𓀱 THE CUNT CLAIR HUXTABLE (@QINGORACLE) October 30, 2020
Took a nap and woke up to find out Lil Wayne is an Uncle Tom….
— cameron evans (@904cameron) October 29, 2020
This is when I knew Lil Wayne was a coon pic.twitter.com/KlGRQMkVob
— Ahmed (@siyat_99) October 29, 2020
we have all known for a while lil wayne is a coon pic.twitter.com/eU9Qj13qZP
— Naadia (@naadiaay_) October 29, 2020
FUCK KANYE WEST
FUCK LIL WAYNE
FUCK ICE CUBE
FUCK 50 CENT
FUCK ALL THE COONS
— ⛏🧟ZombieGuyd🧱⛏ (@GamerGuyd7Aces) October 29, 2020
Lil Wayne was already a contrarian coon now he full fledged just like Mr West
— Titans 5-1 smh (@B__Hen) October 29, 2020
Lil Wayne’s coon chip activated??
— Jessica Fyre💫✨ (@TheJessieWoo) October 29, 2020
come on we done knew Lil Wayne was gone be on this uncle tom shit lmfao y’all don’t remember how he refused to acknowledge the BLM and since a white cop saved his life he thinks racism doesn’t even exist. https://t.co/9uLc7ft7DZ
— ari 🍄 (@ethniccrybaby) October 30, 2020
You're a fucking idiot, dude.
— Keith Andrew (@tweeting_keith) October 29, 2020
LOL, nigga isn’t gonna do shit for our people
— 🧞♂️-_-٨ ٧ ٨ ل# (@JAVAL0RD) October 29, 2020
Oppressors are never concerned with our liberation – ever. He’ll use all the Black folks cozying up to him for photo ops and if he gets re-elected there will be more of the same.
— Regina King Stan Account (@afrochapsticka) October 30, 2020
It’s about the money. They made it they got cash and they don’t want to pay higher taxes that’s what it’s all about, 50 Cent is in on it to. It’s all about the money.
— Edward Soto (@scopesotoscope) October 30, 2020
Why couldn't he be? Don't buy the left BS that minorities can't support Republicans, its nothing more than a control tactic.
— Kieran Roche (@MeKieranRoche) October 29, 2020
He literally used his fame to meet with the president to discuss what can be done to help the black community…how is that not being for you?
— Taylor (@taynoway) October 30, 2020
Omg Wayne I'm your biggest fan. You can't believe his lies. He hates black people and women and everyone basically aside from Ivanka. Seriously no, this is heart breaking.
— Kyle Miller (@KyleMillerYoga) October 29, 2020
Would you rather communities to continue suffering like they have for decades? Or is it so bad that we have people actually trying to talk to higher ups & get bills passed that will help these individuals, cities, and neighborhoods who so desperately need it?
— JP (@JeremiahLambert) October 29, 2020
Yall can have him. He is not a good representation of any African American man that I espouse to be or would want any of my children to look up too. All skin folk ain't kin folk! Please take him…..He will soon find out how many Trumpers buy his music:) LOL
— Marshall Hunt (@HearTigersRoar) October 30, 2020
For 50 years they do nothing for blacks, but Every election cycle they manage to convince Black people that the #1 issue they face is racism. They pose as the savior from racism to get the votes, then proceed to do NOTHING but sell victimhood that has crippled black minds pic.twitter.com/GaFBIHoALA
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) October 29, 2020
Did you ask him why he decided to meet w/ you less than a week before Election Day?
When are some of y’all gonna learn? You’re not a high priority if someone takes a meeting with you 5 days prior to an election; but you jumped at the opporcoonity to be used.
— Neale (@AbeFroman) October 29, 2020
Um… He's been doing this all through his Presidency. He worked on improved deal for funding Historic Black Colleges, worked with different groups on criminal reform plan (First Step Act), same with creating Opportunity Zones for jobs and businesses in black communities, etc.
— Beto Lara (@beto_lara1980) October 29, 2020
are we surprised pic.twitter.com/vLZEKVrlFy
— ً (@babyheirandfro) October 29, 2020