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Why I think Lil Wayne really met with Donald Trump

We are all entitled to our own beliefs, but let's make sure that we are all aware of different stances to make the most rational decision for the entire nation

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

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With the recent news of 50 Cent's endorsement (and apparent recanted support) of Donald Trump, Kanye West, and Ice Cube, Lil Wayne is the newest edition to the roster of rappers that have recently made headlines for corresponding with Trump.

To be quite honest, I'm not entirely surprised anymore.


Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., tweeted a photo of himself and Trump on Thursday—in all smiles— donned in the American flag colors.

Also, in Lil Wayne's explanation of the meetup, he was heavily enthused with Trump's proposed "Platinum Plan" ( Ice Cube also spoke to Trump about this) set to create over 3 million jobs in the Black community over the next four years. According to Trump's official website, it also claims to increase capital by nearly $500 billion and strengthen immigration policies to protect American jobs.

I can understand the sentiment of feeling like you are heard about issues that the community faces. Still, given Trump and his administration's track record on many things pertaining to systemic racism and overall attitude towards people, it comes off odd, providing an incentive for people to question him with the, "what is he doing?"

This isn't the first time that people have been confused by something Lil Wayne has said. In an ABC Nightline interview back in 2017, he expressed his opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, "I don't feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothin' to do with me," he told ABC News' Linsey Davis.

I believe that this could be the classic case of detachment. If you grew up in a predicament that you didn't like, ultimately leaving the situation and changing your life for the better, you sometimes feel anger towards the place, never wanting to go back to that or even connect with the people again, despite issues that arise when racial strife and inequity occurs.

There can be little connection to these types of situations because it doesn't apply to you anymore. I understand why this happens, but it can trickle over into selfishness because we are only looking out for our personal interests.

Moreover, we are all entitled to our own beliefs and stances, but please, let's make sure that we are all aware of different stances to make the most rational decision for the entire nation.

Please don't jump on the bandwagon of something just because it sounds promising.

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