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John Legend Calls Out Trump-Supporting Rappers at Joe Biden Campaign Event

John Legend performed at a Joe Biden event in Pennsylvania.

On the eve of the election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris held one last campaign event in Philadelphia. John Legend and Common performed as musical guests. During the performance, Legend took the time to address Donald Trump‘s recent endorsements by a select few rappers. Watch his full speech below.

“Some people see the meanness, the bullying, the selfishness of Donald Trump and they mistake it for strength,” he said, “a kind of twisted masculinity. Some see his greed and they mistake it for being good at business. Some of your former favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies. I think they even founded a new supergroup, it’s called the Sunken Place.”

 

Lil Wayne recently caught fire online after he endorsed Trump’s Platinum Plan last week. 50 Cent and Kanye West have also spoken glowingly of the president in the past.

“Trump’s Platinum Plan for Black folks is nothing but fool’s gold,” John continued, “because you can’t bank on a word he says. Ask the students of Trump University. Ask all of the contractors he stiffed. Ask people his charity was supposed to help before it was shut down for being a fraud. Ask all the Black and Brown Americans who are dying from this virus and losing their jobs under his watch.”

In closing, Legend expressed his hope that a Biden administration could “reverse the damage of the last four years,” saying Biden and Harris would “build back a better economy and country than ever before.”

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a writer who covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

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