Rapper Lil Wayne on Thursday generated social media buzz by announcing he had met with President Donald Trump and supported Trump’s “Platinum Plan” to assist Black Americans.

“Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership,” the rapper tweeted. “He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

Reaction has been varied, with some critics mocking the rapper or tweeting “Not Wayne.” Among the critics: Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who tweeted, “I would have never took this picture.”

Meanwhile, some conservatives spun Lil Wayne’s support as another example of Black entertainers stepping away from Democrats — a key part of Trump’s reelection  message.

Some confusingly cited 50 Cent as a pro-Trump example: “Lil Wayne, following in the footsteps of Kanye and 50 Cent, just endorsed President Trump,” tweeted conservative political commentator Michael Knowles. “Rappers are now Republicans. What a time to be alive.”

Many previous examples of high-profile Black entertainers endorsing Trump have been surrounded by public backtracking and misinformation. That was the case with both 50 Cent and Kanye West.

50 Cent appeared to endorse Trump on his Instagram in mid-October, citing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s tax plan. But then he backtracked in a later Twitter post, saying “I never liked him.” 

Meanwhile, Ice Cube has been widely criticized for working with Trump on what he said is a plan to help Black Americans. Then the rapper defended the move while distancing himself from Trump in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. 

“I’m not playing no more of these political games,” he told Wallace. “I’m going to whoever’s in power and I’m going to speak to them about our problems. 

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