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Comedian Chelsea Handler publicly scolded rapper 50 Cent for saying he would vote for President Donald Trump.
👀WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT, 🏃♂️💨F*CK 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. 😤 pic.twitter.com/uZu02k2Dlz
— 50cent (@50cent) October 19, 2020
Handler, who is white, said she did so because she “had to remind him that he was a black person.”
The rapper, born Curtis James Jackson III, announced he was supporting Trump due to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s proposed tax increases.
He shared a screenshot from CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that showed how the highest earners would see their taxes raised past 62%.
Handler, who briefly dated the rapper in 2011, jokingly responded and said, “You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend.”
But the outspoken liberal comedian then turned on Jackson and suggested his support for Trump was an act of betrayal to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jackson, a former drug dealer and gang member before finding musical success as a protégé of Eminem, was famously shot nine times—including in the face—during a 2000 gang-related drive-by in New York, but he miraculously survived.
When asked why she became so aggressive, Handler told “The Tonight Show” on Friday: “I had to remind him that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump,” she said.
“And he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook,” Handler continued.
Several critics pointed out that Handler’s comment was very similar to one Biden made back in May, when he said to black voters: “Well, I’ll tell you what: If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
— 50cent (@50cent) October 20, 2020
Hey fucker! I will pay your taxes in exchange for you coming to your senses. Happily! Black lives matter. That’s you, fucker! Remember? https://t.co/uQsu7DHrRQ
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 21, 2020