Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson seems to have endorsed Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, and fans on social media aren’t too happy about it.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, October 19, the rap mogul complained about Joe Biden’s alleged tax plans, also sharing a picture of what his tax rate could look like.
“WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT,” Jackson wrote.
As reported by CNBC, Biden’s tax plans could include a 62.6 percent rate for California, 60 percent for New Jersey, 58 percent for the state of New York, and 62 percent for New York City. However, these would only affect taxpayers who earn more than $400,000 per year.
In the same post, Jackson claimed that the 62 percent tax rate for New York City is enough for him to vote for Trump.
Not long after Jackson’s Trump endorsement, fans flocked to Twitter to react to the news, turning the rapper into a trending topic.
“50 Cent is a member of the 1% elite that earns over $400,000.00/year and thinks the general population should be overburdened so he can save a few dollars,” one person tweeted.
“If you have as much money as 50 cent… yeah you’re probably not gonna like Biden’s tax plan. But if you make LESS than $400K a year you’re gonna like it a lot. Idgaf about 50’s pockets. I voted for mine,” another fan wrote on Twitter.
“Of course 50 Cent is voting for Trump. His broke a** is trying to figure how to only pay $750 in taxes too,” a third user tweeted.
The new endorsement seemingly comes as a surprise, especially since Jackson had previously been criticizing the president over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things.
“You wanted a reality show host as president,” he wrote on Instagram in March. “Well now you’re on Survivor.”
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in February 2019, Jackson revealed that he refused to join Trump’s inauguration in 2017, per a report from Complex. He explained that Trump’s team offered him $500,000 to perform but he turned it down — as he noted at the time, not all money is good money.
However, in a July interview with Billboard, Jackson seemed to be more complimentary toward Trump’s perceived unapologetic behavior, saying that he taught him how to say whatever he wants and not feel sorry about it.
This isn’t the first time a rapper has received backlash over their support of the Republican presidential candidate. As reported by CNN, Ice Cube revealed on October 14 that he was working with Trump, which the majority of his fans didn’t seem to appreciate.