Donald Trump’s Rich Black Friends Won’t Change the Election, but They’re Still Disappointing
Like clockwork, the wealthy and famous are being guided by their bank accounts, not principles
On Tuesday, 50 Cent took to Instagram to reveal that like other wealthy people, his choice for president in the upcoming election will largely be based not on Black folks’ subjugation, but on taxation.
First, the rapper-actor-Hollywood producer posted a screengrab from a CNBC news segment suggesting that under Joe Biden’s tax plan, he would be subjected to a tax rate of 62%. “🤷🏽♂️ don’t care Trump doesn’t like [Black] people 62% are you out of ya fucking mind,” he wrote. Right under it is a comment from Bigot Barbie, better known as internet troll Tomi Lahren: “Welcome to the Trump Train!” (I also spotted a “like” from actor Ryan Phillippe, whose bare ass in Cruel Intentions and 54 helped me on my journey to admit the obvious about my sexuality, but whose cosign has now left me flaccid.)
In a follow-up post, 50 posted a video from Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle — hosted by another blond bigot, Laura Ingraham — this time commenting, “Yeah, i don’t want to be 20 cent.” In his last post on the matter, he noted “it is what it is man,” along with a hashtag promoting the Starz app. I find it highly unlikely that the MAGA crowd wants to two-step to Joe’s crooning of the Power theme while hate-watching Tariq in Power Book II: Ghost like “The Blacks” do, but I’ll let the people actually paid to market and publicize the show deal with the potential impact.
Unless Robert Johnson wants to apologize for canceling Teen Summit, I couldn’t give a solitary damn who he plans to vote for. And neither should you.
It didn’t take long for others to point out the obvious: 50 may be adept at making hit TV shows and securing headlines for trolling, but like so many other Americans, he has been failed by our media.