Rapper 50 Cent has countered New York Mayor Eric Adams following his proposal to allocate $53 million in cash-back cards to economically disadvantaged immigrants.
50 maintained that the move is a ploy to secure Democratic Party votes in the upcoming November presidential election.
The initiative targets asylum seekers, particularly those housed at the Roosevelt Hotel, intending to provide financial assistance for food expenses.
The program was initially designed to support 500 migrant families, with each family potentially receiving nearly $1,000 monthly.
“WTF Mayor Adams call my phone,” 50 Cent wrote on social media.
“I don’t understand how this works, somebody explain this. I’m stuck, maybe TRUMP is the answer.”
This proposal emerged amidst heightened societal polarization in the United States regarding immigration. Millions of migrants are arriving at the southern border. They are fleeing poverty and violence.
The development has made Democrats advocate for immigration reform, collaborating with the Mexican government.
Meanwhile, Republicans, particularly those aligned with 45th President Donald Trump, advocate for stringent border closure.
To them, it as a critical societal concern.
50 Cent and politics
Named Curtis James Jackson III, 50 Cent rose to prominence as a rapper in the early 2000s.
Beyond music, he diversified into music production, fashion with his clothing line, and business ventures such as partnering with Vitamin Water.
He aligns more with musicians, particularly rappers, who drummed support for Trump’s policies. During the 2020 presidential election, 50 Cent openly endorsed Trump.
He expressed concerns over potential tax increases under a Biden administration.
“I don’t want to be 20cent,” he said at the time to hit out at the Democrats.