This Thursday, the rapper Lil Wayne posted on Twitter saying that he had a “great meeting” with President Donald Trump, where the pair discussed the Trump administration’s proposed “Platinum Plan” for Black America.
“Just had a great meeting with (President Donald Trump) besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership,” the rapper tweeted, along with a photo of himself with Trump.
The meeting between the president and the rapper took place at the Trump National Doral Miami resort, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere confirmed to ABC News.
Lil Wayne has previously referenced Donald Trump on sogs like “Racks on Racks,” long before Trump had run for president and developed a political reputation. In fact, Trump was referenced in countless hip hop songs throughout the 90s, where rappers often compared their wealth to that of Donald Trump. While he appears to have fallen out of favor with the hip hop community in recent years, many rappers have expressed support for him this year, while others have agreed to meet with him about the Platinum Plan.
Lil Wayne’s career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. For many years, Lil Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records, before ending his association with the company in June 2018.
Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and eight NAACP Image Awards. On September 27, 2012, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. Lil Wayne also currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his own label, Young Money Entertainment.