Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to support Trump, much to Twitter's ire

By Laura Zornosa, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Political News

Lil Wayne is feeling the heat after he became the latest prominent rapper to endorse President Donald Trump for reelection.

Before Trump jetted to Miami for last-minute campaigning, he met privately with the "A Milli" artist.

"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," Lil Wayne tweeted Thursday. "He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."

Trump retweeted the post from his personal account.

And the internet went wild.

"Rappers are Republicans?!?!" tweeted conservative pundit JT Lewis.


"That fave hip hop playlist getting shorter by the minute," tweeted New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb.

Cobb pointed to an article he wrote in 2015, when Trump was still an unlikely fish in a big pond of Republican presidential candidates, titled "Donald Trump Is a Rapper."

"In all the ways that matter, save actual performing, Donald Trump is a not a politician — he's a rapper," Cobb wrote at the time. "If elected, he's less likely to represent George W. Bush's third term than Kanye West's first one."

Cobb's "fave hip hop playlist" tweet alluded to a string of rappers who have come out in support of Trump's candidacy.


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