Sexyy Red Clarifies She's Not Endorsing Donald Trump After MAGA Hat Backlash: "I’m My Own Candidate"

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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 15: Rapper Sexyy Red perform onstage during the Rolling Loud Festival at Hollywood Park Grounds on March 15, 2024 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Sexyy Red isn't backing any of the candidates.

Sexyy Red says she isn't interested in endorsing any candidates in the 2024 Presidential Election after facing backlash for reworking Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. During recent sets at the Roots Picnic music festival as well as the Dreamville music festival, she performed with a massive MAGA hat on stage, while swapping the word "great" out for "sexyy." After fans began to interpret it as support for the former president, Sexyy clarified her stance on X (formerly Twitter).

"It’s Sexyy Red 4 President 🇺🇸 I’m my own candidate I’m not endorsing anybody period," Sexyy wrote. Fans praised her for the move. "Thank you for standing ten toes and not changing for these people," one user replied. Another wrote: "Thank you for clearing the air."

Sexyy Red Performs At 2024 Dreamville Music Festival

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 6: Sexyy Red performs during the 2024 Dreamville Music Festival at Dorothea Dix Park on April 6, 2024, in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

While she's not taking a stance currently, Sexyy did endorse Trump during an interview with Theo Von on the This Past Weekend podcast, last October. "I like Trump," Sexyy said at the time. "They support him in the hood. At first, I don't think people was f**king with him. They thought he was racist, saying little s**t against women. But once he started getting Black people out of jail and giving people that free money. Awe, baby, we love Trump. We need him back in office." Check out her latest stance on Trump below.

Sexyy Red Speaks On The 2024 Presidential Election

Sexyy's post comes after Trump became the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes. Last week, he was found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records in New York in an attempt to illegally influence the 2016 election. He still plans to run against Joe Biden in the upcoming election. Be on the lookout for further updates on Sexyy Red on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.