Rapper Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, shocked the political world on Monday when he revealed his intention to support President Donald Trump over Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Despite the pushback he received for undermining the narrative that all Black Americans must vote for Democrats, 50 Cent is now doubling down on his support for Trump remaining in office for another four years, Breitbart reports.
50 Cent supports Trump
On Monday, 50 Cent posted a CNBC graphic on Twitter that showed the likely impact of a Biden administration on tax rates, given the Democratic candidate’s vow to raise taxes on those earning more than $400,000 per year.
According to CNBC, residents of New York City would likely pay a combined federal, state, and local tax rate of around 62% on their annual income.
Jackson found the rate to be obscene and unacceptable:
“WHAT THE F**K! (VOTE For TRUMP) IM OUT,” the rapper tweeted Monday. “F**K NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f*****g mind.”
“Don’t wanna end up 20 Cent”
Senior adviser to the Trump campaign Katrina Pierson shared a news story about 50 Cent’s endorsement of the president and joked, “I guess 50 cent don’t wanna end up 20 cent.”
Pierson’s tweet was later mentioned on Fox News, which apparently Jackson saw as he later shared the clip on social media:
— 50cent (@50cent) October 20, 2020
Will others follow?
Time will tell whether other wealthy celebrities, a majority of whom tend to support Democrats, will come to the same realization reached by Jackson — that the confiscatory tax rates proposed by Biden would be devastating to them personally and detrimental to the economy as a whole.
Other Black celebrities may similarly decide to abandon Biden and the Democrats and take a chance with Trump, despite the definite blowback they would receive.
Perhaps Democrats’ punishment of success and wealth is the issue that finally results in Black Americans breaking away from the Democratic Party that has taken them for granted for so long.