Benny The Butcher Explains Turning Down Donald Trump Meeting

Benny The Butcher announced his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in August 2023. Fast forward six months later, the Buffalo-bred MC now says he passed on the chance to meet with the 45th President of the United States.

“Turned down a meeting with 45 last week,” Benny The Butcher tweeted on Monday (February 26). Another X user asked Benny why he declined the possible conversation with Donald Trump.

The Everybody Can’t Go album creator responded, “For 1, I’m not a politician, I’m a rapper. For 2, people [are] dumb as s### and won’t understand. For 3, it’s not that important to me.”

Another person on X mentioned that Ice Cube faced backlash in 2020 for connecting with the then-Trump Administration to discuss the rapper/actor’s Contract With Black America. Benny The Butcher reacted to someone claiming Cube got “dragged” for meeting with Trump by simply replying, “Exactly.”

Last year, Benny The Butcher posted, “I’m votin’ Trump 2024.” A fan of the Def Jam recording artist pointed out that his previous lyrics showed support for Democrats over the MAGA leader. Benny responded, “Yea, that’s old my boy.”

Benny is not the only Hip-Hop artist to advocate for the twice-impeached Donald Trump. In addition, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Pump and Sexyy Red have all publicly championed the reality-show-star-turned-politician.

However, artists such as Jay-Z, Eminem, Common, Cardi B, Chuck D, YG and Plies have expressed their disapproval of Barack Obama’s White House successor. Donald Trump is expected to win this year’s Republican primary. Americans will likely have a 2024 general election rematch of Trump versus President Joe Biden of the Democratic party.