American rapper 50 Cent has publicly called out and criticized Kanye West after the latter posted a tweet saying he would run for the presidency in the upcoming U.S. election.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West, 43, wrote on Twitter on July 4 with the hashtag #2020VISION.
When asked who he would be voting for in 2020, 50 Cent suggested West’s campaign was simply a “diversion” to “distract people” during a 13-minute interview with Billboard.
I’m going to run to create a diversion for someone else. The new thing is to run to create a diversion and distract people.Would you run against someone who just gave you $2 million?– 50 Cent
“I’m going to contemplate running myself,” the Candy Shop hit-maker said sarcastically. “I’m going to run to create a diversion for someone else. The new thing is to run to create a diversion and distract people.
“Would you run against someone who just gave you $2 million?”
Though he did not explicitly expand on his comments, 50 Cent may have been referring to a Forbes article published last week, which reported that Yeezy — the fashion company West owns — had received a loan of more than US$2 million from U.S. President Donald Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).