Curtis James Jackson III, A.K.A., 50 Cent, went to Twitter on Monday, October 19th in an uproar over possible tax rates were Biden elected P.O.T.U.S in this upcoming 2020 presidential election. 50 cent tweets: “WHAT THE F***!(VOTEForTRUMP) IM OUT, Man — F*** NEW YORK The KNICKS never won anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you of ya f****** mind.”Curtis Jackson III then goes to share that same opinion on his Instagram account where he is followed by 26.2 million followers.
Unsurprisingly, this stirred up some controversy in the black community, as now, more than ever, black people are doing more and more to have their voices heard and understood. Christopher Bouzy, a Black CEO and founder of Bot Sentinel (using machine learning and artificial intelligence to study Twitter accounts, to classify them as trustworthy or untrustworthy, and to identify bots. It then stores those accounts in a database to track each account daily.) was one of the first well-known individuals to outcry 50 Cent’s stance. Bouzy found Curtis Jackson’s III position to be selfish and opportunistic; not at all for the betterment of the Black community. Bot Sentinel founder believes the only real reason for Jackson’s public endorsement for Trump is to reduce taxes for the 1% of which 50 Cent dwells. Christopher Bouzy tweeted this morning “Men like Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 cent aren’t Black leaders, they are nothing more than opportunistic puppets who would sell their own people into slavery for a profit. They offer nothing tangible to society; these men should be ignored & discarded to the dustbin of history.”
Apparently, Mr. Jackson III was not always in such fervor over our current President, Donald J. Trump. Not too many months ago entertainer and rapper 50 cent trashes Trump on Twitter for Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, then in March goes on to tweet: “You wanted a reality show host as president. Well, now you’re on Survivor.” Jackson captioned his post, “yeah we f****** up big time, but we gonna be alright watch. LOL.” October 16th, 50 Cent shared on Instagram a video of Trump dancing on stage captioning, “Still no f**** given. The Bots support TRUMP.”
It did not take people long to show total support or complete contention towards ‘Power” actor Curtis Jackson III. Some tweeted they can understand why 50 Cent would not want to pay more in taxes just because he makes ~$400,000.00/yr. Others thought it to be a way to absolve the rapper’s debt of $36 million with only $20 million in assets to garner against. Even though Mr. Jackson was discharged of his bankruptcy by a federal judge in 2017 after paying back over $22 million, followers of 50 Cent are still skeptical of his motives.