“I like Trump,” Sexyy Red told Von. “Yeah, 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 sht against women. But once he started getting Black people out of jail and giving people that free money. Aw, baby, we love Trump. We need him back in the office. We need him back, because, baby, them checks — them stimulus checks. Trump, we miss you.”
While Sexyy Red isn’t falsely rehashing those efforts, Rye decided to post a video segment to her social feeds in response to the rapper’s comments as an “extension of grace” in an effort to bring some clarity to Red’s interpretation of those initiatives.
“Some of this misinformation — some of these ‘facts’ — have to be fact-checked,” Rye said.
“The arguments about what Trump has done for the Blacks have to be called out, have to be addressed. This video isn’t just about Sexyy Red. This video series are really to ensure that Black folks who are for Trump or just might be by default understand what he’s done or not done for us.”
Rye notes that just because Trump pardoned Black people whose cases or reputation among the public were well-established like Kodak Black, Lil Wayne, and Alice Johnson doesn’t mean he made efforts to commute more sentences of Black prisoners.
“There are still a lot of Black folks who were in jail under Donald Trump… people who requested clemency, a commutation, a pardon, Donald Trump was actually the president who pardoned the least number of people since 1945,” Rye explained.