Rapper Suge Knight shows Trump support

 June 18, 2023

Gangsta rapper Suge Knight offered his support for former President Donald Trump in a recent Instagram post.

Knight wrote that he wants people to "free my n***a Trump."

Knight's background

"Suge Knight is currently serving a nearly three-decade sentence for voluntary manslaughter in RJ Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego," Breitbart News reported.

"The rap mogul pleaded no contest in 2018 after he crashed his car into two men during production of the movie Straight Outta Compton, killing Terry Carter, with whom he co-founded Heavyweight Records," it added.

The potential motive

"In 2018, Trump signed the historic The First Step Act into law, an overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice laws aimed to create a pathway for non-violent prisoners to shorten their sentences and reduce mandatory minimum sentences," the Gateway Pundit reported.

"The measure, through which 90 percent of those whose sentences were reduced are black Americans, was hailed as a rare bipartisan achievement for the 45th president," it added.

The support also came as Trump's ratings continue to soar in recent polls.

"Former President Donald Trump is boasting a 36-point lead in the Republican primary race, the latest I&I/TIPP Poll found," a separate Breitbart report noted. "The latest survey, released June 12, found Trump with a majority of Republicans supporting him — 55 percent," it noted.

"No other challenger comes remotely close, as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis comes in 36 points behind with 19 percent support. Notably, the survey was taken one full week after the governor formally jumped into the presidential race," the poll showed.

The rapper's controversial support shows that the former president has some support even from unexpected celebrities who continue to push against mainstream support for President Joe Biden. Despite Trump's recent indictment over allegedly classified documents found in his Florida home, he has held strong backing from a wide variety of Americans.

In this case, Knight's support may be from an unlikely source but offers insight into the views of many black Americans who are frustrated with Biden's performance in office and would prefer to give Trump another shot over a second term for the current president as the battle for the 2024 election heats up.

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