Appearing at a rally in support of democratic presidential ticket Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, John Legend questions fellow entertainers backing in Trump.
Legend, along with fellow artist Common, was the featured entertainment for the rally. The singer says he’s already put his vote in for the duo of Biden and Harris, according to Fox News.
In addition to his support of Biden and Harris, Legend had quite a bit to say about President Donald Trump and his supporters. He even calls out fellow artists, saying that some “favorite” rappers are Trump backers. He didn’t mention anyone by name but many speculate the singer is referring to Ice Cube and Lil Wayne.
“Now, some people see the meanness, the bullying, the selfishness of Donald Trump,” Legend says. “They mistake it for strength, a kind of twisted masculinity. Some see his greed and they mistake it for being good a business.”
In addressing the rally crowd, Legend declares Trump’s plan for the African-American community to be “fool’s gold.”
“Some of your favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies,” he says. “I think they have even founded a new supergroup, it’s called ‘the Sunken Place.’ But Trump’s platinum plans for black folks is nothing but fool’s gold. Because you cannot bank on a word he says.”
The “platinum plan” Legend references is Trump’s commitment to pursing solutions to problems plaguing African-Americans. Famous rappers Ice Cube and Lil Wayne have both been complimentary of Trump’s plan for Black Americans.
The platinum plan will reportedly create 3 million jobs over the next four years and increase access to capital by nearly $500 billion. The plan also calls for immigration policies to protect American jobs.
Twitter Reacts to John Legend Comments
Social Media was a buzz with news of Legend’s statement. Many took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the situation. Reaction to the singer’s comments ranged from support to disapproval to anger. Here are few tweets from social media users sounding off on Legend’s comments.
Platinum Plan. Could it have a more condescending name?— M (@Thiscrapsucks35) November 3, 2020
Exactly and in my opinion, the name is ratchet, ghetto and insulting. I’m sure Platinum Plan is probably code word for something else they would prefer to call it, but can’t because it is a slur.— Rita W. (@RitaWal75917152) November 3, 2020
“Platinum plan” is actually fool’s gold. That’s good.— Anastasia Beverhusen (@Gourmetmom1979) November 3, 2020
Truth. Listen to John Legend..his music and his wise words. VOTE Biden/Harris. It’s your life and the countrys at stake.— BIDEN/HARRIS 2020 (@Lcday1) November 3, 2020
john legend > everyone— yuna (@yunizzzy) November 3, 2020