Barack Obama Suggests Rap Music Contributed to Donald Trump’s Support Among Black Men

“I have to remind myself that if you listen to rap music, it’s all about the bling, the women, the money,” he continued. “A lot of rap videos are using the same measures of what it means to be successful as Donald Trump is. Everything is gold-plated. That insinuates itself and seeps into the culture.”

Election polls saw an estimated 20% of Black men voted for Trump this year, two percentage points higher than the 18% who voted for him in 2016.

Obama released his Promised Land-themed playlist on Monday (Nov. 16), which featured a number of rap songs including “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, and “My 1st Song” by Jay-Z.

Read the full interview here.

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