Rapper 50 Cent really does not want to be 20 Cent. Months after railing against Biden’s tax plan, the “Wanksta” singer has relocated from New York to the tax-friendly city of Houston, Texas.
In a Tuesday announcement on Twitter, the rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, said that moved to Houston despite his love for New York.
“I Love NY, but i live in Houston now i’ll explain later,” he wrote while sharing a photo of himself outside the Houston Astrodome. He also included two screenshots about a true crime television series, “Confessions of a Crime Queen,” that he produced. “Green Light Gang. BOOM,” his tweet concluded.
I Love NY, but i live in Houston now i’ll explain later.🚦Green Light Gang 💣BOOM💥 pic.twitter.com/z6FAkAYwB4
— 50cent (@50cent) May 4, 2021
Though Jackson did not specify as to what drove him away from New York, the move comes months after he lit the internet on fire by telling his significant following to “Vote for Trump” in response to Biden’s wild tax plan.
“WHAT THE F***! (VOTE ForTRUMP),” the rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, posted on Instagram. “I’M OUT. F*** NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway.”
“I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people,” he added, “62% are you out of ya f***ing mind.”
Shortly thereafter, the rapper doubled down when he agreed with Trump senior adviser Katrina Pierson that he “don’t want to be 20cent.”
“Yeah, I don’t want to be 20cent. 62% is a very, very bad idea. I don’t like it,” he tweeted.
In response to his Trump support, comedian Chelsea Handler, who used to date the rapper, tweeted that he “used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend” and then went on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon to pat herself on the back for reminding him that he “was a black person.”
“So he doesn’t want to pay 625 in taxes because he doesn’t want to go from ’50 Cent’ to ’20 Cent’ and I had to remind him that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump and that he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook,“ Handler said.
In the same interview, Handler also said that she is “willing to seal the deal in more ways than one if he changes his mind and publically denounced Donald Trump.”
“I might be willing to go for another spin if you know what I mean,” Handler added.
Immediately after, the rapper tweeted in response, “Another spin F**k Donald Trump, I never liked him,” he wrote. “For all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL.”
Speaking with Extra, 50 Cent said that he turned down a chance to attend the 2017 inauguration to highlight his anti-Trump bona fides. “I turned down a million dollars to go to the inauguration [in 2017] — why would I just switch gears now?” the rapper said.