Rapper 50 Cent appeared on New York radio station Hot 97 for an interview Tuesday morning, and revealed President Donald Trump’s campaign offered him $500,000 to “make an appearance” during the 2016 election.
The Queens-born rapper made the revelation on Ebro in the Morning, during a conversation about Trump’s presidency.
“Before [Trump] got elected, they were having issues with the African-American vote,” 50 Cent explained. “They wanted to pay me $500,000 as a part of the campaign to just make an appearance.”
“And I was like, nah, that’s not good money,” 50 Cent continued. “”I’m not going to do that.”
“So you said no, you turned down Trump money?” Hot 97 co-host Pete Rosenberg asked.
“That’s not worth it,” 50 Cent replied.
The claims from 50 Cent are unconfirmed, but not plausible. They’re reminiscent of Trump’s failed efforts to book top celebrity talent for his inauguration (a comprehensive list of performers that turned the event down was compiled by The Daily Beast).
Trump ended up booking a 16-year-old American Idol contestant to perform at the inauguration.
Watch above, via Hot 97.
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