New York businessman and artist 50 Cent talked to the Breakfast Club about the attention he got from his posts about Donald Trump, Verzuz Battles, and hip hop being the closest thing to the streets.
Fif has got a lot going on these days. His new season of “For Life” is on its way, and the spin-off of “Power” is also doing well. While he’s a busy man, he still finds time to troll on the internet. Most recently, he seemingly implied that he would be voting for Trump because of Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan, which includes raising taxes for people who earn more than $400,000 a year, according to the Tax Foundation.
Fif says Trump previously wanted to do business with him by asking him to attend his 2016 inauguration for $1 million. “I come to ya’ll to talk about [them] offering me a million dollars to go to Trump’s inauguration,” he said. “I passed on the mills,” he continued, adding that it was initially “$500,000, and it went up to a million while I was still confused with whether I should do it.” When Charlamagne asked why the rapped turned down Trump’s offer, he said it was the same reason was he was shocked to see Lil Wayne and Lil Pump pose with 45.
“[He did it] for the Black vote,” 50 said of Trump’s insidious way of preying on Black people to be his poster children for his campaign. “I’m going, ‘nah, I ain’t gonna put myself in that position,'” the rapper recalls thinking. “Because I didn’t know what I’d have to do to recover from it. To be honest with you. I’m looking going, ‘nah, I’ll pass, I’m cool.’” The entrepreneur says he’s sure Weezy “easily got paid.”
Fif then touched on his support of the late Pop Smoke, how the two artists sounded similar and how he wanted to help Pop Smoke move from the shaking in the streets to hustling in business suits. I’m going to embrace that immediately and help him as much as I can. I said, ‘Yo, you want to do this? Like, what you see me doing? Or you want to do that?’ Because this is how I’m moving him away from so much woo.’ 50 said of a conversation he had with Pop about no longer being in the streets.
The New York native has been handling his business in the corporate world, but he hasn’t turned away from music or a challenge. Some fans encouraged a Verzuz with 50 Cent and his on-and-off frenemy The Game. During an interview with Big Boy, 50 said he would be open to a Verzuz battle with the West Coast rapper. “Maybe Game,” he said. “Okay, look. He can’t play no records with my voice on ’em.”