Donald Trump offered the rapper 50 Cent that and much more — $500,000 — for a campaign appearance with the presidential candidate.
The businessman born Curtis James Jackson III turned him down. Small change, he said.
“Before he got elected, they were having issues with the African American vote,” 50 Cent told New York radio station Hot 97. (See video above starting at 34:20.) “They wanted to pay me $500,000 as part of the campaign to just make an appearance.”
Entertainment Weekly tried to verify the story.
“The White House referred Enter to the Trump campaign, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the rapper’s claim,” EW said.
The rapper said he told Trump before the campaign why he passed.
“I was like, ‘Nah, that’s not good money. Nah, I’m not going to do that. That’s not worth it!’”
The Guardian added: “It’s not the first time Jackson has publicly discussed the president this week. The rapper also shared his thoughts on Trump on US chatshow ‘The View’ on Monday, concluding ‘we gotta get rid of him.’”