October 30, 2020
Lil Wayne Appears To Throw Support Behind Donald Trump & His Platinum Plan

In a Twitter post shared on Thursday night, Rapper Lil Wayne appeared to offer his support for Donald Trump's re-election bid.

"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 tweeted alongside a photo of him beside the president.

"He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done."
The apparent endorsement came just days before the presidential election on Tuesday and drew a mixed response.

"Sorry Wayne but he probably lied to you. As he has to so many. All he cares about is you and your followers VOTE," read a tweet from artist Christopher Fleming.

"Wanna see how racist liberals are. Just read the comments. Welcome @LilTunechi to the Trump Train," comedians Hodgetwins tweeted.

Lil Wayne's remarks reference Trump's recently unveiled Platinum Plan designed to win over African Americans. As reported by CNN, the plan includes proposals such as making Juneteenth a federal holiday, designating Antifa and the Ku Klux Klan as terrorist organizations, and supporting Black economic growth and prosperity.

In 2016, Trump gained just 8 percent of the Black voting demographic. Recent polls show the president trailing his Democratic opponent by a 75-point margin — 83 to 8 percent.

Rapper Lil Wayne onstage during the BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 at Fillmore Miami Beach on October 6, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida
Getty Images | Paras Griffin

Per Heavy, Ice Cube also supported Trump's Platinum Plan. Despite his backing for the proposal, he has not clarified whether he is voting for Trump on Election Day. In addition, Ice Cube has purportedly met with both Republican and Democratic officials to discuss plans to help the African American community.

Various other rappers have, at some point, expressed their support for Trump. Most recently, Lil Pump came out in favor of the head of state and pointed to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's tax plan for high-earners as the reason for his backing. As The Inquisitr wrote, 50 Cent also took issue with Biden's tax plan and endorsed Trump before appearing to walk back his comments. This came after he was chastised on social media by his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler.

Still, the president has faced criticism for his handling of the civil unrest that has continued to affect the country in recent months. According to a Monmouth University poll from earlier this month, 82 percent of Black respondents believed that the head of state's approach to the civil rights protests has exacerbated the conflict.

The Republican was also forced to reschedule a campaign event that was initially scheduled for Juneteenth, which he claimed was unintentional.