During a recent appearance on Theo Von’s podcast, Pound Town artist Sexyy Red openly expressed her endorsement of former President Donald Trump and her desire to see him return to office. She conveyed that Trump gained support in the hood over time, particularly for policies like criminal justice reform and economic stimulus.
“I like Trump,” Sexyy Red shared in the interview. “Yeah, they support him in the hood. At first I don’t think people was f***king with him. They thought he was racist, saying little s**t against women,” she continued. “But once he started getting Black people out of jail and giving people that free money. Awe, baby, we love Trump. We need him back in office.”
She also spoke highly of the stimulus checks distributed during Trump’s administration, stating, “Them stimulus checks, Trump we miss you. I like Trump. I love Trump y’all, he funny to me. I used to watch him talking to people he used to call people fat. He’s funny.”
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Red’s comments come as Donald Trump is considering running for president again in 2024. The 77-year old was impeached by the House of Representatives in 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. He was acquitted by the Senate in 2020, but he remains a polarizing figure in American politics.
Before Donald Trump ever entertained becoming Commander-in-Chief of the United States, rappers once worshiped his baller lifestyle dipped in money, luxury and entrepreneurship. However, his popularity plunged the moment he turned to politics. Jay-Z once told a crowd in Cleveland before the 2016 election that Trump was “divisive” and didn’t have an “evolved soul”. “He cannot be my President. He cannot be our President,” Jay-Z said.
That same year, YG and Nipsey Hussle released a song called FDT (F— Donald Trump).
“It got to a point where [Trump] was disrespectin’, saying s–t that makes no sense,” the rapper told Billboard following the release of “FDT.” “Me and Nip always talk about doing real s–t about these politics, stepping up and saying stuff other motherf—ers are not doing so we finally hit the studio and really did it.”
Following the release of “FDT,” YG claimed that the Secret Service reached out to his former label, Def Jam. “Secret Service hollered at the label,” he told TMZ at the time. “They asked if they could see the lyrics on my album to see if I’m talking about it on my album. ‘Cause I’m talking about it on my album, they gon’ try to take it off the shelf.”
Despite his unpopularity, Sexyy Red isn’t alone in her support of the former Apprentice star. Kodak Black, who received a pardon from Trump, has been a staunch supporter.
“We need Trump in office forever, man,” Kodak said on Instagram. “Just like how them Chinese and Russian and Korean muthafuckas they have their president. Trump the best thing for America — ya heard me — for sure. I respect that boy logic, setup and whole rundown even if he didn’t free me.”
Fellow hip-hop star Lil Wayne has also come out in favour of Trump, while Kanye West and 50 Cent have previously thrown their weight behind the controversial figure. Ice Cube, meanwhile, has been working with Trump’s team on its plan for Black Americans.