Rapper 50 Cent is considering voting for former President Donald Trump in light of New York City mayor’s plan to fork over $53 million in pre-paid credit cards to migrants.
50 Cent, the famed rapper best known for his smash hit “In Da Club” and STARZ series “Power,” took to social media blast NYC’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams over an insanely expensive policy initiative that aims to assist migrant families.
His criticism comes over the decision by the city to provide migrant families with pre-paid credit cards that would be recharged monthly with a balance of nearly $1,000.
The initiative, spearheaded by the Adams administration, involves allocating $53 million to distribute among asylum-seeking families, starting off with a pilot group of 500 families currently in short-stay hotel accommodations.
NEW: Rapper 50 Cent says ‘maybe Trump is the answer’ as he blasts NY Mayor Eric Adams for the ongoing migrant crisis.
The comment from 50 Cent came in response to New York’s new credit card program for illegal immigrants.
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— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 3, 2024
This policy intends to substitute the food service currently available to them at their accommodations, as stated by City Hall officials.
The cards are designated for use in various local businesses including bodegas, grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores.
Migrants are required to sign an affidavit committing to spend the funds solely on food and baby supplies; failure to adhere to this would result in removal from the program.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, blasted Adams in a since-deleted Instagram post on Saturday.
He shared an image of the New York Post’s Friday report about Adam’s pilot program with a caption that bluntly requested an explanation from the mayor about the new policy.
“WTF mayor Adams call my phone, I don’t understand how this works,” he wrote. “Somebody explain.”
The “Disco Inferno” rapper suggested that in light of this situation, voting for Donald Trump could be a potential solution.
“Maybe Trump is the answer,” he noted.
Jackson has publicly debated the idea of supporting Trump in the last election, when the Democratic Party’s actions have not aligned with his views.
During the 2020 Presidential race, he criticized Joe Biden’s tax policy and openly stated his disapproval on Instagram, though he later withdrew his endorsement for Trump.
His post was prompted by a broadcast, that pointed out New York City would be taxed at a rate of 62% under the Biden administration, and shared the image on social media.
“WHAT THE F–K! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT,” he captioned the post. “F–K NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f–king mind.”
Similarly, actor and comedian Michael Rapaport, who is known for his vocal hatred of Trump, has expressed outrage over Biden’s immigration policies, hinting that a vote for Trump is not off-limits for him.
The “Atypical” star’s discontentment was prompted by an incident involving illegal immigrants attacking New York City police officers and then being released shortly thereafter.
A video Rapaport posted on social media illustrates how upset he was by the assaults, “This is why when I say voting for pig d— Donald Trump is on the table, voting for pig d— Donald Trump is on the table!”
Four of the suspects were seen glibly flipping off the media, smiling, and blowing kisses at photographers, after they went free on the city’s cashless bail policy.
“Released without bail. Came out of the courtroom … raising the middle finger with the Detroit Redwings jersey,” he explained.
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 2, 2024
The suspects are since believed to have fled on a government-funded bus ride to California, after giving false names to the church responsible for securing the tickets for the migrant relocation program.
“Let me tell you something, what the f— is the world coming to if you could be from another country, beat up a cop in New York City and walk out with no f—— bail? What the f— is the world coming to?” The “Deep Blue Sea” star questioned.
He blasted Biden, who he referred to as “Cadaver Joe,” for the administration’s response to international issues while seemingly ignoring struggles closer to home.
“You’re talking about that, but you’ve got nothing to say about motherf—— beating up cops in New York City? The greatest city on earth?” Rapaport seethed.
He questioning the leadership of President Biden and the current lack of law and order in New York City.
“Maybe my city is not the greatest city on earth anymore if you could beat up cops … and be released without bail,” he concluded.
“Are we the greatest city on earth? Cadaver Joe Biden, we see you! We f—— see you!”