President Donald Trump invited rapper Lil Pump onstage during a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Nov. 2. The rapper appeared next to the president wearing a MAGA hat.
On Twitter, Trump’s son Donald Jr. shared the encounter from the rally. He captioned the video as, “Amazing!!! @lilpump got called up onto the stage in Michigan by @realdonaldtrump totally impromptu at 1 am last night and crushed it!!!”
A separate video revealed Trump, mispronounced Lil Pump’s name and introduced the rapper as “Little Pimp.” The rapper was responsible for the 2017 viral hit “Gucci Gang,” which remains his most popular to date. He took the stage in Michigan to support Trump.
“Speaking of sound, music and other things, one of the big superstars of the world, Little Pimp,” Trump asked the audience. “There he is. How’s it going? You want to come up and say something? Come on, Little Pump, come on up here. Does everyone know who he is? Do you know how big he is?”
Standing at a distance from the president, the rapper then took the microphone and said he appreciated everything Trump has done for the country.
“Hello everybody, how y’all feeling?” Lil Pump said on stage. “I’ve come here to say, Mr. President, I appreciate everything you’ve done for our country. You brought the troops home and you’re doing the right thing. MAGA 20/20/20. Don’t forget that! And do not vote for Sleepy Joe at all!”
Lil Pump Was One of Several Rappers That Supported Donald Trump
Previously, Lil Pump announced his endorsement for the president in a rant on social media. He said he supported Trump’s tax plan and didn’t want to pay an increase in taxes under a potential Biden Administration. Rapper 50 Cent endorsed the president for a similar reason. But he later renounced his endorsement after being pressured by ex-girlfriend and comedian Chelsea Handler.
Fellow rapper Lil Wayne endorsed the president due to his prison reform policies helping black communities. Wayne wrote on Twitter, “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. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”
In contrast, John Legend has criticized the rappers for their endorsement of Trump.
“Some of your favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies,” he said at a rally for Joe Biden. “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.”