Lil’ Wayne got all of the internets in a frenzy Thursday evening when he tweeted out an endorsement of President Donald Trump. The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., posted a picture of himself next to a smiling Trump and a caption praising Trump’s policies and assuring that the president “can get it done.”
Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
Lil Tunechi appears to have joined a line of Trump-supporting rappers that include Kanye West, 50 Cent -- for a little while at least – as well as Ice Cube and Lil Pump. The endorsement by Weezy F. Baby -- the “F” apparently standing for “fiscally conservative” – continues to beg the question of why President Trump and rappers have such appeal for one another.
Trump continues to seek a friend – or prop – in hip-hop artists and in several instances, it's been a successful endeavor. Here are five reasons this may be: