50 Cent says Trump offered him $500,000 to help win over black voters

Rapper 50 Cent claims Donald Trump offered him $US500,000 to help win over black voters during the 2016 presidential election. 

50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, told New York’s Hot 97 radio show “Ebro in the Morning” that Trump’s election was an “accident,” before relaying his interaction with Trump’s campaign. 

“Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African-American vote. They wanted to pay me $US500,000 as part of the campaign just to make an appearance,” Jackson said. “And I was like, ‘Nah, that’s not good money.'”

“I’m not gonna do that,” Jackson continued. “That’s not worth it.”

Jackson was among the many celebrities who were vocally against Trump’s candidacy in 2016. In September 2016,  he posted a since-deleted Instagram prayer against Trump.

Trump would go on to do 7% better with African-Americans voters than Republican candidate Mitt Romney did in the 2012 presidential election. 

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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