Guys, come on, I know you all laughed out loud when you saw the picture of Dwayne Carter, aka Lil Wayne, pictured with President Trump. Yet another trash rapper turned political pundit. If you haven’t seen this picture, it was a horrifying sight but not for the reasons that you may think. A lot of Black celebrities with influence are throwing their hands into politics.
It isn’t new; I know you all recall Trapper Young Jeezy and his hit song, “My President is Black.” That was a nostalgic moment for me; it felt good to type when my president was Black.
Moreover, this wouldn’t be the first time Lil Wayne has said something controversial or just outright stupid. He’s the same guy that said, “There is no such thing as racism. Racism doesn’t exist.” Wayne lost me, and he should have lost many of you when he made that statement. It just shows how, when you abuse narcotics for so long, no one knows the extremes of absurdity that can surface in your comments.
But let me say this, Wayne is not entirely stupid. He’s doing what the top 1% does. He is advocating for his self-interests. It just so happens that his current self-interests do not align with what Americans need at the moment. Anyone that makes over 400k a year is scared shitless right now. A Biden tax code that confiscates 28% of income earned is a substantial amount of money. The issue is real for Wayne, but I would never want to be a trash rapper turned political pundit even now.
Trump is doing what he set out to do. He has us talking about Dwayne Carter and not Donald Trump. People won’t talk about his racist candidacy. Why are we not talking about his record for the past four years? The past four years have been the dismantling of a system put in place by President Obama. We can’t do four more years of the current administration. So the next time a trash rapper becomes a political pundit, remember, “There’s nothing to see here.”