50 Cent has provided a surprising perspective on why some Black men feel a connection with Donald Trump. While speaking to CBS News during a recent trip to Congress aimed at promoting Black ownership in the spirits industry, 50 Cent shared that he believes Black men relate to Trump because of shared experiences with legal issues.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, explained that Black men ‘identify’ with Trump because of their mutual encounters with the justice system. He specifically referred to Trump’s election fraud case in Georgia, where the former president faces charges under the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

50 Cent’s remarks, though potentially tinged with humor, follow his previous support for Trump. In 2020, the G-Unit mogul criticized Joe Biden’s tax policies and showed his support for Trump on social media. ‘WHAT THE FUCK! (VOTE For TRUMP) IM OUT. FUCK NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya fucking mind,’ he wrote.

Despite this earlier endorsement, 50 Cent later switched his support to Biden before the 2020 election. More recently, he has expressed frustration with New York Mayor Eric Adams’ immigration policies, at one point suggesting that Trump ‘is the answer’ in a deleted Instagram post.

50 Cent isn’t alone in his support for Trump among hip-hop artists. Fellow New York rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow recently backed Trump at a rally in the Bronx. Kanye West, another prominent figure, also reaffirmed his support, stating, ‘It’s Trump all day.’

50 Cent’s take on why some Black men resonate with Trump underscores the complexities and varied perspectives within the hip-hop community regarding political figures. Whether serious or jestful, his comments shed light on an unexpected political alignment.

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