The meeting came after rapper Ice Cube defended advising Trump on the plan.
“Just had a great meeting with (President Donald Trump) besides what he’s done so far is the crime reform, the platinum plan will give the community real ownership,” said the rapper This tweeted, along with a photo of him with Trump. “He listened to what we had to say today and made sure he would and can get it done.”
The meeting between the president and the rapper took place at the Trump National Doral Miami resort, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere confirmed to ABC News on Thursday.
As a business tycoon, Trump has been a hip-hop icon for over three decades and rappers, including Lil Wayne, have praised his wealth and power in hundreds of lyrics, but Once he jumped into politics in 2015, he was zealously rejected by the hip-hop community.
Lil Wayne, who dropped Trump’s name in songs like “Racks on Racks”, rapping, “making money like Donald Trump”, voiced support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. UK He did not say whether he would vote for Trump in 2020.
Lil Wayne’s meeting with the president comes after rapper Ice Cube repeatedly defended his role as an advisor to the Trump administration on the proposed plan.
The backlash was leveled with the NWA legend earlier this month after adviser Trump Katrina Pierson revealed on Twitter that he had mentored the campaign.
Ice Cube, who once criticized Trump, famously released a song titled “Arrest the President” in 2018, said that he disapproved of anyone in 2020, but spoke to both. campaign Trump and Biden after releasing “Contract” With Black America “in July.
Arguing that “Black progress is a bipartisan issue”, the rapper urged politicians to support the 13-point document, described as “blueprints for achieving racial economic justice” and subject addresses many issues, including finance, police, criminal justice and education reform.
Lil Wayne and Ice Cube chats with the Trump campaign come as Democrats and presidential candidate Joe Biden face criticism from progressive and conservative people – including the candidate hip-hop star and president Kanye West – whose politicians took Black voters. granted for decades and don’t earn enough by working to raise the Black community.
West, who is running for president under the newly formed Birthday Party, has faced backlash from fans over the past few years after he voiced his support for the president and famously met him at Oval Office October 2018.
Several agents who have been prominent in the Republican political world are involved in West’s presidential election, questioning West’s running motives.
After announcing his presidency, West turned back his support for Trump in an interview with Forbes over the summer, saying, “I’m wearing a red hat, with this one. . “
He also conceded that his presidential election could cause Biden’s Black voters to say, “Saying that the Negro vote is a Democrat is a form of racism and supremacy. of white people. “
ABC News’ Ben Gittleson contributed to this report.