Rapper 50 Cent claims Donald Trump offered him $500,000 to help win over black voters during the 2016 presidential election.
50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, told New York’s Hot 97 radio show “Ebro in the Morning” that he saw Trump’s election as an “accident.”
He then recounted his interaction with Trump’s campaign last year.
Despite being in serious financial trouble, and declaring bankruptcy in 2015, Jackson said Trump’s offer was “not worth it.”
“Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African-American vote. They wanted to pay me $500,000 as part of the campaign just to make an appearance,” Jackson said. “And I was like, ‘Nah, that’s not good money.'”
“I’m not gonna do that,” he continued. “That’s not worth it.”
Jackson was among the many celebrities who were vocally against Trump’s candidacy in 2016. In September 2016, he posted a since-deleted Instagram prayer against Trump.
Trump would go on to do 7% better with African-Americans voters than Republican candidate Mitt Romney did in the 2012 presidential election.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Watch the interview below:
Writer at Tunayo Business Magazine