Wade T. Oberlin writes:
People were upset about the use of beloved radio classics at Trump rallies, but those artists were typically white and statistically so was their target audience. Within the hip hop world, producers and rappers were at first divided over the Trump campaign but didn’t suffer so much from cultural appropriation. Instead, they were often asked by media officials to weigh in on Trump, Black Lives Matter, and Bernie Sanders. It didn’t take long after the primaries, however, for artists like Meek Mill and Talib Kweli to give short observations and long diatribes against Trump, respectively.
Lil’ Wayne was the biggest example early on of Trump support inside the hip hop camp, brushing off interviewers when they led questions about Black Lives Matter, racist cops and the state of the election after Trump took the primaries.
Lil’ Wayne cast his vote for Trump while most other hip-hoppers (Kanye excluded) aligned themselves with BLM or defaulted to Bernie and later Hillary. Weezy went red, and on record said that he was purely in it for the tax breaks. Kanye didn’t vote but said he would have gone Trump, more than likely because they are practically the same in egos and ids.
Ice Cube had his thoughts on Trump chopped and screwed into an endorsement after saying Donald Trump was what Americans love as well as some criticisms of Sanders based on his history: