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50 Cent Says Donald Trump Offered Him $500,000 to Help Him Get the Black Vote

How much is a 50 Cent endorsement worth to you?

Earlier this week, 50 Cent appeared on Hot 97’s Ebro in The Morning show to promote his new BET series, 50 Central.

READ: YouTube Stars Diamond & Silk Weren’t Paid Much For Being Trump’s Campaign Consultants

While there, 50 talked about a number of things, from JAY-Z’s 4:44 album to who is responsible for “killing” hip-hop. However, buried at the end of the interview, around the 37-minute mark, is a very interesting tidbit.

50 reveals that he was offered half a million to stump for President Donald Trump during the election.

Here’s what he said:

“Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African American vote. They wanted to pay me $500,000 as part of the campaign just to make an appearance.”

50, anticipating the backlash he would have gotten, turned the offer down:

“I was like, ‘Nah, that’s not good money. That’s not worth it.'”

Half a million might not have been enough for 50, but we’re sure YouTube Stars Diamond & Silk, who were paid less than $1,500 to stump for Trump, would have killed for that price.

Watch the entire 50 interview below.


Dimas Sanfiorenzo

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