In a recent Instagram post, rapper and entrepreneur Curtis Jackson, AKA 50 Cent, told his followers to vote for Donald Trump. Jackson seemed to be upset by Biden’s proposed tax rate for the wealthy. He took a photo of his television showing a proposed 62% tax rate, and said that he doesn’t even care if Trump “doesn’t like black people,” he’s voting for Donald Trump anyway.
This is not the first time that Jackson has posted in support of Trump, but it is definitely the most explicit he has been in his support. Earlier this week he posted a video of the president dancing to YMCA by the Village People.
It appears that Jackson is clearly supporting Donald Trump in the election this year, but he has also been critical of the president in the past, so perhaps he is just voting for what he perceives as the lesser of two evils. Jackson has previously attacked the president on his COVID-19 response, saying “You wanted a reality show host as president. Well, now you’re on Survivor.”
As of 2020, Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million, which is a huge drop from previous years, when his net worth was declared at $150 million by Forbes.
Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, thirteen Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. He has pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005), the Iraq War film Home of the Brave (2006) and Righteous Kill (2008). He was ranked the sixth-best artist of the 2000s and the third-best rapper (behind Eminem and Nelly) by Billboard. Rolling Stone ranked Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and “In da Club” in its lists of “100 Best Albums of the 2000s” and “100 Best Songs of the 2000s” at numbers 37 and 13 respectively.
He is also financially invested in a highly diversified variety of industries. Jackson is now involved in artist and talent management, record, television, and film production, footwear, apparel, fragrances, liquor, video games, mobile apps, book publishing, headphones and health drinks and dietary supplements. His broad business and investment portfolio contains investments in a variety of sectors including real estate, financial market investments, mining, boxing promotion, vodka, fragrances, consumer electronics and fashion.
Jackson is one of the numerous hip-hop moguls who have come under fire for publicly expressing support for Donald Trump. Kanye West was one of the first to come out in support, and it has resulted in a mixture of outrage and concern for his mental health. He has since distanced himself from Trump and launched his own controversial political career. Just this week, Ice Cube made headlines after the Trump administration thanked him for his involvement in the “Contract With Black America,” a plan announced earlier this year that hopes to address racial inequality. Ice Cube has responded to the controversy by insisting that he was working with both the Democrats and the Republicans, but the Trump administration just happened to reach out to him before the Biden campaign.