Lil Wayne fans are reacting to the photo the rapper shared seemingly showing his support for Donald Trump.
The photo in question shows the 38-year-old – real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr – posing alongside the president with his thumbs up. The pair had met to discuss his plan for investing $500m in the African-American community should he win the forthcoming election.
He posted the photo on Twitter alongside a post reading: “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.”
His photo was met with consternation from some of his fans as well as other celebrities, including Community star Yvette Nicole Brown.
Brown, who played Shirley Bennett in the sitcom, suggested the rapper was supporting Trump in opposition to reports of Joe Biden’s plan to raise taxes.
Lil Wayne posted the photo on his twitter account
“I am so glad I love people more than my bank balance,” she wrote, adding: “There’s nothing a white supremacist could offer me that is worth my people or the lives of any other group of people in this country who are suffering.”
Another tweeter wrote: “Did you ask him why he decided to meet w/ you less than a week before Election Day? When are some of y’all gonna learn?”
“You’re not a high priority if someone takes a meeting with you five days prior to an election.”
Lil Wayne isn't the only rapper to have discussed a proposed Platinum Plan with the president. According to the Trump campaign, this four-year programme will help create three million new jobs for African-Americans.
After receiving many messages of concern from his followers – including actor Don Cheadle – Ice Cube clarified his position on social media, stating that he was “contacted” by “both parties” due to his initiative.
Ice Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson, formed the programme in August with the intention of “striking at the heart of racism and [presenting] a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice.”
He endorsed neither Trump nor his democratic rival, stating: “Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us.”
“They all lie and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan.”