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Rapper endorses GOP’er Perdue

No, really.

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Waka Flocka

UPDATE: A tweet in which Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame appeared to booster a Republican businessman for U.S. Senate in Georgia was deleted Tuesday after the artist’s fans bristled at the endorsement.

The offending tweet–simply “VoteForDavidPerdue #USSenate”–was scrubbed from the social network only hours after it first appeared.

In response, one fan said the endorsement was evidence the rapper was “slippin”–a nod to one of the artist’s song–while others questioned why he would back a Republican in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

ORIGINAL STORY: Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka seemingly endorsed Republican U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue on Tuesday, instructing his confused fans on Twitter to support the former Reebok executive in the July 22 run off contest against fellow Republican Jack Kingston.

The rapper, who lives in Riverdale, tweeted his support in hashtags for the GOP hopeful but offered little in the way of explanation. He wrote: “#VoteForDavidPerdue #USSenate” and included a graphic of a Perdue campaign button.

Waka Flocka endorsement tweet

The tweet angered some of artist’s 1.26 million followers on Twitter. Go below the fold to see some of the reactions.

Reaction to Perdue endorsement by Waka Flocka
  • Chris Prestridge

    How dare a successful black American stray from the party. Perhaps this young man will lead others to break ranks and stop voting for perpetual poverty via the Democratic Party. One can hope, right?

  • Enzyte Bob

    The real Uncle Toms are the 95% who don’t think independently and do what their masters tell them by voting Democrat.

  • Kip

    It’s okay to leave the plantation.

  • bggatbdl

    The RepubliKKKan Party hate blacks and hate hip-hop, and have been trying to ban his type of music for years. Yet, he supports a criminal Republican. He appears well-qualified to play the Samuel L. Jackson role in the prequel of Django Unchained.

    • rcn

      Pmrc headed by al gores wife ya dumdum, but I have low expectation for people like you…..hell you fell for the hoax and chains….

    • Chance Boudreaux

      That was Tipper Gore, Democrat Vice president Al Gore’s wife. The KKK could never destroy Black Americans as well as Democrat policies have.

  • JeromeFJ

    White bed-wetter liberals and Uncle Tom black Democrats are all hooting at Waka from inside the plantation fence. Come back inside … there are Tea Partiers out there! They have guns … and stock portfolios!