50 Cent really doesn’t want his taxes raised.
On Monday, the “Candy Shop” rapper endorsed Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election.
The endorsement came after 50 Cent saw a TV report showing that under Trump’s opponent Joe Biden, his top marginal tax rate as a New Yorker would go up to 62 per cent.
In a post later in the day, 50 joked:
As CNBC explained, “Few taxpayers pay the full statutory rates, which don’t include deductions, credits, offsets, loopholes, and lower tax rates on other sources of income.”
On Twitter, 50 Cent received backlash for his endorsement from many fans, including his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler.
After seeing 50’s original tweet, the comedian hit back, “You used to be my favourite ex-boyfriend.”
The rapper shared a screenshot of Handler’s response Wednesday morning, writing, “Oh my God this is affecting my love life now. I love ya Gator, don’t let Trump and Joe Biden come between us girl. #starzgettheapp”
But Handler wasn’t done, she slammed 50 once again on Wednesday afternoon, “Hey f**ker! I will pay your taxes in exchange for you coming to your senses. Happily! Black lives matter. That’s you, f**ker! Remember?”
— 50cent (@50cent) October 21, 2020
Check out some of the fan reaction:
Gonna spend my morning removing any 50cent from my phone. What kind of dickhead endorses a lunatic like Trump to save a few dollars 🙄 pic.twitter.com/b3Bo6GKnC3
— Jake (@Jakep010923) October 20, 2020
— Darrell Taylor (@theVoice123) October 20, 2020
im done with 50 Cent im pic.twitter.com/HREE02QHGA
— RickyjayKuron ~ #BlackLivesMatter (@KuronRickyjay) October 20, 2020