My, how the landscape has changed.
Democrats, it seems, have long considered the Black vote in the bag. What stronger statement of surety could there be than the 2020 nominee saying if you don’t vote for him, “you ain’t black”?
Yet, as I covered Sunday, rapper/actor Ice Cube recently met with the Republican President for a three-hour meeting on Black America.
Add to that the founder of BET offering considerable praise, and iconic musician Kanye West having been greatly complimentary of the Commander-in-Chief, and you’ve got some very highly visible reminders that what once was assumed by the Party of the Donkey has incurred a considerable mule kick.
And if you’re looking for more such high-profile props for the Prez, you’ve come to the right place.
On Thursday, rap superstar Lil Wayne announced his support for the GOP incumbent.
On Twitter, Wayne revealed he’d met with the Leader of the Free World — or, according to many voices in the ether, Lucifer:
“Just had a great meeting with @RealDonaldTrump@POTUS.”
Unlike quite a few talking heads on television, Wayne celebrated Trump’s accomplishment:
“Besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the Platinum Plan is going to give the community real ownership.”
As it turns out, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’s alleged aspiring dictatorial madman is a listener:
“He listened to what we had to say today…”
Wayne must not watch MSNBC — on Monday, host Joe Scarborough said Mr. Trump hopes for homicide:
“Of course, Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it.”
In April, a network commentator claimed, “The Trump crime cult wanted people to die, and they want many more people to die.”
And in 2018, a New York Times columnist told MSNBC The Donald would “certainly like to” round up people and murder them.
Sounds like a gangsta.
And Wayne thinks he’s the right man for the job — of taking care of business:
“[H]e will and 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
LW isn’t the only lil rapper toasting to Trump.
As I relayed on the 26th, chart-topping rapper Lil Pump pumped up POTUS (LANGUAGE WARNING):
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) October 26, 2020
The President being propped in rap is nothing new — before he put an “R” next to his name and became derided as despicable, the man was hailed in the genre as an icon of success.
It seems he’s working toward winning back that title — by succeeding in wholly different ways.
The landscape is changing. And if the election goes the way of Trump/Pence, I believe we’ll continue to see a substantial shift.
Or maybe fellow musicians just like the guy’s moves…
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