Famed rapper Lil Pump, who rose to prominence on Soundcloud, has endorsed Donald Trump for president on Instagram in a video where he also slung insults at Trump’s Democratic contender, Joe Biden.
Lil Pump, with over 17 million followers on Instagram, is one of the most popular rappers in the United States. His video “Gucci Gang” has over 1 billion views on Youtube.
“THE DAY I MET TRUMP #trump202022020,” Lil Pump captioned on Instagram featuring a photo with him and the president.
The Miami-based Lil Pump, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, also filmed himself directly endorsing Trump in an expletive-laced video.
“All I gotta say is Trump 2020 b**ch” he said. “F**k I look like paying an extra 33 [percent] tax for Biden, b**ch ass n****r. F**k sleepy Joe n****r Trump 2020, b**ch!” He yelled on video.
Conservatives immediately took to social media to point to Lil Pump’s endorsement, including journalist and videographer Drew Hernandez.
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) October 26, 2020
Lil Pump actually retweeted Hernandez’s tweet on his own Twitter account, which features over 1 million followers.
Lil Pump’s endorsement, which appeared to result from Biden’s plan to increase taxes, comes after famed rapper 50 Cent endorsed Trump this month after he also saw Biden’s tax plan, saying, “I don’t want to be 20 Cent.”
50 Cent doubled down on his endorsement for Trump after watching a segment on Fox News where his endorsement was a topic. Trump advisor Katrina Pearson joked that 50 Cent would become “20 Cent” under a Biden plan that increase taxes substantially on those making over $400,000 a. year.
“Yeah, i don’t want to be 20cent. 62% is a very, very, bad idea,” the rapper tweeted. “don’t like it !”
— 50cent (@50cent) October 20, 2020
The segment was originally connected to 50 Cent’s first endorsement, in which he wrote on Twitter, “WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT. “F**K NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f**king mind.”
Other prominent rappers have endorsed Trump in the past, such as Kanye West in 2016, although West is now running for president himself in the upcoming 2020 elections on Nov. 3.