Rapper 50 Cent said Tuesday that he turned down a $500,000 offer from President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE to stump for him on the campaign trail.
The musician and TV producer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said during an interview on radio station Hot 97 that the president tried to recruit him to make an appearance and appeal to black voters.
"Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African-American vote," Jackson said. "They wanted to pay me $500,000 as part of the campaign just to make an appearance. I was like, 'Nah, that's not good money.’ ”
In the 2016 presidential election, Trump won only 8 percent of black voters, the lowest in decades. A new poll released Wednesday showed that 94 percent of African-Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of race relations as president.
Jackson discussed Trump’s behavior with the show’s co-hosts, saying it will be difficult not to take shots at the president on his new Comedy Central show, “50 Central.”
“His presidency is an accident,” Jackson said. “If you were a president by accident, you might do some of the things Donald Trump is doing.”