Donald Trump Jr. defends his father, cites "rapper friends."
It's easy to forgot, but prior to his true colors emerging, Donald Trump was actually the topic of many hip-hop references - and not always in a negative way. YG even addresses the past at the beginning of his hit single, "Fuck Donald Trump," stating "Me and all my peoples, we always thought he was straight. Influential mothafucka when it came to the business." Suffice it to say, the relationship between rappers and Donald Trump has shifted considerably, and since announcing his desire to run for president, he's since become one of the most lyrically targeted celebrities in, well, ever.
And while the majority of the hip-hop community has all but washed their hands of the POTUS, Donald Trump's son Don Jr. isn't quite ready to let the past go. In a recent interview with Conservative site The Daily Caller, Trump Jr. plays the "I have black friends" card, claiming his father can't be racist, as he used to hang out with "all the rappers." In the interview, Don Jr. sheds some light on the racism accusations, saying “It’s been terrible to watch, because I know him, I’ve seen him my whole life, I’ve seen the things he’s done. It’s amazing, all the rappers, all the this, all his African-American friends, from Jesse Jackson to Al Sharpton, I have pictures with them…it was only when he got into politics that all of a sudden, ‘Oh, he’s the most terrible human being ever.
It's hard to imagine a time where Donald Trump and rappers were ever on friendly terms, but such an era did exist. Check out our list of 10 Donald Trump references, which probably have their authors wishing for a do-over.