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Just one week after ruffling feathers on social media by announcing that he would be voting for Donald Trump in the November election, 50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - has now retracted his endorsement of the current president, now saying: "I never liked him."
On Sunday, the rapper uploaded a video of an interview between The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and comedian Chelsea Handler - who previously dated the 'Candy Shop' hitmaker - where they discussed 50's endorsement of Trump, after which Handler previously tweeted to the rapper that he used to be her 'favourite ex-boyfriend.'
Handler added that she'd also be 'willing to seal the deal in more ways than one if he changes his mind and publicly denounced Donald Trump'.
You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend.
- Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 20, 2020
"He doesn't want to pay 62 percent of taxes because he doesn't want to go from 50 Cent to 20 Cent," said Handler. "I had to remind him that he was a Black person, so he can't vote for Donald Trump, and that he shouldn't be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he's worried about his own personal pocketbook."
Fiddy tweeted the video along with the caption: "F**k Donald Trump, I never liked him. for all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that's history. LOL."
:eyes:a what, :flushed:another spin :dizzy:Fu*k Donald Trump, I never liked him. for all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that's history. LOL @chelseahandler @jimmyfallon pic.twitter.com/Tya6EqDBFt
- 50cent (@50cent) October 25, 2020
The rapper, who is known for his penchant for causing controversy on social media, had previously declared he didn't agree with presidential candidate Joe Biden's plan to increase taxes for the very wealthy, saying he didn't want to become '20 Cent' as a result.
"Yeah, i don't want to be 20cent. 62% is a very, very, bad idea. i don't like it!" Jackson had previously declared on Twitter.
Fans were quick to criticise the star, with one commenting on the post saying: "Taxation can be negotiated, but 220k dead people can't be brought back. This is bigger than money 50."
Another noted that such a proposal wouldn't affect the average American, only the very wealthy, saying: "We are poor, you are not. We are the 99%, you are the 1%. What about doing what's best for the USA and for us? No, spoiled rich celebs always think they know what's best but have NO IDEA!"
The double-down comes after the 45-year-old posted earlier this week that fans should 'VOTE For TRUMP'. Fiddy says the political announcement came after he had reviewed Biden's tax plan, which would see tax rates raised for corporations and those making $400,000 or more per year.
"WHAT THE F**K!" he wrote alongside an image of a news broadcast that stated that New York would be taxed at a rate of 58 per cent and New York City at 62 per cent under Biden's proposed policy.
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