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Rapper Lil Wayne Hit With Backlash After Praising Trump's 'Platinum Plan' For Black Americans


On Thursday, rapper Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., met with President Trump in Florida. Lil Wayne is joining the recent slew of hip-hop artists to show support for Trump.

Lil Wayne has known Trump since appearing on the reality series Celebrity Apprentice in 2013. The two posed for a photo op after discussing Trump's new "Platinum Plan"—a $500 billion investment initiative started by the administration in September, oddly close to the November election.

The rapper shared the photo with the President on Twitter with the caption:

"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."

Fellow celebrity rapper 50 Cent, who renounced his former endorsement of the President, called out Lil Wayne for the photo op.

Fans heavily criticized Lil Wayne for his support of the Republican candidate.

Ice Cube had also spoke with Trump about the Platinum Plan however, he was adamant that the meeting was to discuss policies addressing racial inequality, not an endorsement.