On Tuesday (Nov. 17), during an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, 50 Cent explained how the Trump administration made him a seven-figure offer to show up at Trump’s inauguration if he was re-elected as the President of the United States.
“I feel more comfortable having this conversation with y’all because of what the show is,” 50 began. “I come to y’all to talk about them, offering me a million dollars to come to Trump’s inauguration, right, I passed on it.”
As the conversation continued, the hosts asked Fif if the Trump administration began seeking the rapper’s presence by starting with a $1 million offer. 50 then chimed in, explaining that negotiations progressed to a seven-figure payday before he eventually turned down the request. “$500,000, and then it went up to a million while I was still confused with what I should do,” the MC stated.
During this segment, 50 Cent clarified why it took him a while to decide if he would publicly back President Trump. The Queens-bred rapper realized early on that Trump’s efforts to connect with rappers like himself was an attempt to win the Black vote.
“For the same reasons you see now, he participated with different artists and shit like that for the Black vote… And I’m going, ‘Nah, I ain’t gone put myself in that position ‘cause I didn’t know what I was got to do to recover from it, right.’ To be honest with you.”
This isn’t the first time Fif has made a similar claim about the Trump administration. Back in 2017, the 45-year-old suggested President Trump offered him $500,000 for an appearance during his campaign. “They wanted to pay me $500,000 as part of the campaign just to make an appearance,” 50 says. “I was like, ‘Nah, that’s not good money.’ That’s not worth it!”
Rappers like Lil Pump, Ice Cube and Lil Wayne have received a lot of flack from their peers in hip-hop for aligning themselves with President Trump. 50 Cent saw his own share of backlash from his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler after claiming he would be voting for Trump after learning about Joe Biden’s plans to tax the rich.
Watch 50 Cent’s full interview with The Breakfast Club below, his discussion about Trump offering him a million dollars starts at the 37:35 minute mark.
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