The clock is ticking, 50 Cent!
The 36-year-old rapper recently told the Wall Street Journal that he’s undecided on his 2012 presidential candidate endorsement because the “Candy Shop” singer does not want to speak too soon and pick the losing primary candidate as he did in 2008.
“I don’t want to endorse a presidential candidate yet,” 50 Cent told the WSJ. “Last time, I spoke way too soon, and I endorsed Hillary.”
During the previous election cycle, the hip hop sensation pushed for then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and expressed doubt that the country could accept a black president yet. (RELATED: Vince Vaughn to introduce Ron Paul at libertarian conference)
“I’m not sure America is ready to have a black president. I think they might kill him,” 50 Cent said. “You’ve got to be conscious of racism, period… And it’s still there. We don’t deal with it as often as my grandparents did. My grandparents grew up in South Carolina, so they experienced the heart of that.”
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly went on to declare 50 Cent’s claim a “pinhead comment.”
In March 2008, 50 Cent abandoned his presidential election support for Clinton in favor of Obama.
“I heard Obama speak,” 50 Cent said. “He hit me with that he-just-got-done-watching-‘Malcolm-X,’ and I swear to God, I’m like, ‘Yo, Obama!’ I’m Obama to the end now, baby!”
Though he sent warm fuzzies to Obama, 50 Cent confessed that he wasn’t certain he’d support either candidate or keep up with the Democratic race.
“To be honest, I haven’t been following that anymore. I lost my interest,” 50 Cent continued. “I listened to some of the debates and things that they were saying, and I just got lost in everything that was going on… Don’t look for my vote, for me to determine nothing on that. Just say, ’50 Cent, he don’t know, so don’t ask Fiddy.'”