50 Cent Retracts Trump Endorsement After Ex Chelsea Handler Calls Him Out
By Halle Harris-Smith
October 26, 2020
50 Cent has changed his tune.
Days after the business mogul endorsed Donald Trump for president — 50 previously said he didn't want to become "20 Cent" because of Joe Biden's tax plan that would raise taxes for the wealthy — the Power exec took to social media to distance himself from POTUS after his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler called him out while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Saturday (October 24).
“ says he doesn't want to pay 62 percent in taxes, which by the way isn't a plan of Joe Biden's, that's a lie. So, he doesn't want to pay 62 percent of taxes because he doesn’t want to go from 50 Cent to 20 Cent and I had to remind him that he was a Black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump and that he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook,” Chelsea told Jimmy. "I haven't heard back from him yet but I am willing to seal the deal in more ways than one if he changes his mind and publicly denounces Donald Trump. I might be willing to go for another spin if you know what I'm talking about."
It didn't take long for 50 to take Chelsea up on her offer as he wrote on Twitter hours later: “👀a what, 😳another spin 💫F**k Donald Trump, i never liked him. for all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL"
Chelsea then replied to his tweet, writing, "Honey- does this tweet me we can count on a vote for you for @JoeBiden ? I’m happy to discuss this with you privately. My phone number is still the same. Your’s isn’t. I’ve tried calling you."
Last Monday (October 19), 50 endorsed Trump on Instagram, captioning a graphic of Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan: “WHAT THE F**K! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, 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 fu**ing mind.”
Following 50's post, Chelsea called him out on Twitter. "You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend,” she tweeted. The comedian later added, "Hey f**ker! I will pay your taxes in exchange for you coming to your senses. Happily! Black lives matter. That’s you, f**ker! Remember?"
50 and Chelsea briefly dated in 2010.
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