One of many stranger parts of Donald Trump’s presidency was his outreach to well-known rappers. Previous to the election, he obtained endorsements from Lil Wayne and Lil Pump (who he known as Lil Pimp).
Trump additionally had a well-known friendship with Kanye West. And it was Kanye West who requested the previous president to become involved when rap star ASAP Rocky was arrested in Sweden. ASAP Rocky talks about Trump’s involvement in a brand new movie concerning the arrest known as Stockholm Syndrome.
The previous president tweeted in July of 2019, “Many, many members of the African American neighborhood have known as me — associates of mine — and mentioned, ‘May you assist?’ So I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky however I can inform you that he has super help from the African American neighborhood on this nation … I’ve been known as by so many individuals asking me to assist.”
“I kinda was scared that Trump was going to f*ck it up,” the rapper says. “However then then again, I’m similar to, ‘That’s what’s up, man.’ You need probably the most help you might and it’s like, ‘Oh, the president helps you.’ That felt good. Trigger for probably the most half, I don’t assume he ever is aware of what’s happening within the city communities … I used to be grateful for that, I can’t lie. I used to be additionally scared that it will jeopardize me being in [jail] longer.”
The rap star closed his ideas on the matter, “In actuality, I had no drawback saying thanks to the person, particularly if he helped me. That’s the narrative they pushin’: That he bought me out. And he didn’t free me. If something, he made it a bit worse.”
This was one in all many brief minimize makes an attempt by Trump to succeed in of to the African American neighborhood. Voters noticed by it, although. Joe Biden received the Black vote in 2020 by almost 75%.
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