50 Cent says Donald Trump offered him $500,000 to join presidential campaign

'Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African American vote'

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 28 September 2017 12:55
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While 50 Cent may have filed for bankruptcy two years ago, the rapper never really seemed strapped for cash. And even if the TV producer was slightly skint, he never accepted cheques from just anyone.

Speaking on the American station Hot 97, the musician — real name Curtis James Jackson — claimed Donald Trump offered him $500,000 to appear on his presidential campaign trail.

"Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African American vote," 50 said. "They wanted to pay me $500,000 as part of the campaign just to make an appearance. I was like, 'Nah, that's not good money.’"

He added: "I'm not going to do that. That’s not worth it!”

50 also had some views on why Trump ran for President initially, saying Trump started the campaign to promote himself. Watch above from around the 34-minute mark.

Meanwhile, the rapper — whose sixth album Street King Immortal had been in limbo since 2011 — has been starring in and producing the TV series Power. The show, also starring Omari Hardwick, has been released to increasingly positive reviews.

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