John Legend calls out 'former favorite rappers' for support of Donald Trump

'I think they’ve even founded a new super group. It’s called ‘the Sunken Place'

November 3, 2020

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Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris welcomed singers Lady Gaga and John Legend for the Democratic nominee's final rally in Pennsylvania before Election Day.

During his performance at Citizens Bank Park in South Philly, Legend spoke his mind about the current administration under Donald Trump, as well as some of his fellow artists who he feels have been "taken in" by his lies.

"Some people see the meanness, the bullying, the selfishness of Donald Trump and they mistake it for strength,” Legend explained sitting at his piano, “a kind of twisted masculinity. Some people see his greed and they mistake it for being good at business."

He continued, focusing on the entertainment industry and equating some artists who have expressed their support for Trump to characters in the film Get Out saying, “Some of your former favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies. I think they’ve even founded a new super group. It’s called ‘the Sunken Place.’"

Over the past months leading into the 2020 election, rappers Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, and 50 Cent have openly advocated for the current president in their own ways. Ice Cube and Weezy both publicly shared their interest in working with Trump on his "Platinum Plan," while 50 Cent originally shared Trump's views on taxes, he has since about-faced after being called out by his ex, Chelsea Handler.

Shifting back to Donald Trump himself, Legend then gave his own thoughts on the president’s proposed “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans. "Trump's Platinum Plan for Black folks is nothing but fool's gold, because you can't bank on a word he says," Legend said.

"Ask the students of Trump University. Ask all of the contractors he stiffed. Ask people his charity was supposed to help before it was shut down for being a fraud. Ask all the Black and Brown Americans who are dying from this virus and losing their jobs under his watch."

"The president isn't strong," Legend says. "He's a coward. And his career in business and in government has been failure after failure after failure. We need a president we can trust."

You can watch the entire rally here.

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