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#DumpTrump: 20 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out Against Donald Trump

Here are the rappers, actors, and activists taking a stand against Donald Trump. 

By now, many people have made it clear that by large, they are not here for whatever Donald Trump is dishing out. Since Trump first announced his running for president, rappers, athletes, actors, and activists have been taking a stand against him, citing many of his racist comments and outrageous campaign strategies as reason to get up and vote in opposition.

And aside from a few stragglers – including Azealia Banks and Stacey Dash – who have seemingly opted in favor of the Republican candidate, many Hollywood leaders and industry artists have been very vocal in their distaste for the Trump party. John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Russell Simmons, and Muhammad Ali have all spoken out against Trump for President. And their voices have been met by some young influencers including Becky G, Mac Miller, and Metro Boomin.

But whether they are opposing his views on Mexicans, Muslims, or other words of racism, there seems to be one, central theme: #DumpTrump. Here are some of the voices in hip hop turning the cold shoulder to Donald Trump.

Jeezy

Jeezy was one of the first rappers to speak about his distaste for Donald Trump. In a series of hot-fueled tweets, The Church in the Streets rappers explained that Trump was making a "mockery of the presidential candidacy to help build his personal brand."

"We don't need @DonaldTrump representing us as americans. His hatred in his most recent statements shows he's not a legitimate candidate," he tweeted.

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka also had a mouthful to say about Trump's presidential campaign. Mr. Flame unleashed a series of tweeted in response to Trumps bigoted comments about Mexican immigrants. "F***ck Donald Trump!" Waka tweeted. "I wonder how many hardworking Mexicans built those #trumptowers #patheticman!!!!," he fired out, "minorities build this country #USA."

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean dropped the f-bomb in Trump's direction as well during his concert show in Pamona, California. "F*** Donald Trump if he don't like the Mexicans," the former Fugees member chanted to a crowded venue.

Meek Mill

Everyone knows Meek Mill doesn't bit his tongue when it comes to what he believes in, and this was no different. On Twitter, the Philly rapper blatantly called Trump a racist after his comment toward Barrack Obama. ""It's clear @realdonaldtrump been racist..saying our "African American president" it's plain to see! We won't miss u when u perish!," he wrote.

Chris Brown

On Instagram, CB penned a longwinded post towards Donald Trump, calling him a pig for his racist comments towards minorities. " F*** TRUMP AND F*** THE PIGS🐷🐷🐷🐷!," said CB. "TO SEE THIS EVIL SHIT IS SO WRONG! GOD WILL HAVE HIS REVENGE!" he wrote, "WHO THE F*** U THINK CLEANS YOUR HOTELS AND WORKS HARD TO FEED A WHOLE FAMILY. US"!

#PressPlay: #ChrisBrown speaks on latest black protestor assault at #DonaldTrump's rally

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Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons, who has previously done business with Donald Trump, published an open letter to ask his "old friend" to "stop the bulls***!" The RushCard exec also penned an open letter to Trump, asking him to "stop fueling fires of hate." "I will be campaigning rigorously against you." he concluded.

Mac Miller

Mac Miller is yet another artist in protest against the Trump campaign. Over the years, Miller has been very vocal about his hatred, even calling Trump a d***head on Twitter, which resulted in a short feud. Also, during an interview on The Nightly Show in March of 2015, Mac expressed his fear for a country run by Trump. "“Your only goal is to stay in the spotlight no matter how much it fuels the fire of hate groups that you apparently know nothing about like the KKK and neo-Nazis. You have people at your rallies who openly assault black teenage girls because hey, that’s American. The messed up thing is I don’t really know if you’re evil. I think you’re just such an egomaniacal attention-thirsty psychopathic power-hungry delusional waste of skin and bones that you’ll do, say or allow anything if it means you’ll just get one more minute in the limelight," he said.

Metro Boomin

Metro Boomin kept it short, sweet, and to the point when he tweeted, "I don't trust Donald Trump." His simple tweeted unleashed a lot of buzz on Twitter because of the reference in Kanye 's Father Stretch My Hands." He later followed that claim, by retweeting photos of protestors at the Trump rallies.

they turnt up in Chicago today

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Raury

Raury also isn't a fan of Trump. The XXL Freshman spoke with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, saying "“Trump embodies separation, solving problems with anger, fear, and personal differences." The indie rapper wore an anti-Trump shirt on stage.

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John Legend

John Legend called Trump a racist during his mini feud with Donald Trump's son, Trump Jr. Trump's son made a comment on Chicago protesters not being able to answer why they were protesting, and Legend stepped in to answer for them. "I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn't complicated," Legend answered. "Here we go again," Trump said. But the singer fired back, "It’s just the answer when racist racists are saying racist shit and are endorsed by the KKK."

Chrissy Teigen

John Legend wasn't the only one the household firing back against trump. Chrissy Teigen also shut down the Trump campaign when she responded to Trump's tweet about how his meeting with African American pastors was not a press event. "So don't tweet about it you twat," she said.

#ChrissyTeigen vs #DonaldTrump 😩😩😩 #ClapBackSeason !!

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Kerry Washington

Although Kerry Washington has not made blatant claims against Trump, she has showed her support to stand against him. The Scandal star tweeted her support for the organization that was moving to #StopHateDumpTrump. “Join me + #EveEnsler, @harrybelafonte, @sandylocks, @MMFlint and @thandienewton to say enough #StopHateDumpTrump,” she tweeted.

Common

Common has blasted Donald Trump and the media for their coverage of his presidential campaign. "I feel like the integrity of the media is gone in many areas because when you choose to just be like, 'Ok, we're gonna show this Donald Trump because we know it's about numbers,'" he told HuffPost Live. The Chicago rapper also criticized Trump for his comments against Mexicans.

Becky G

As a Mexican American, Becky G chose not to bite her tongue in silence on Trump racist comments. In an effort to fire back against Trump, the young singer released a song "We Are Mexico." She dedicated the single to Trump, saying, "This is for you."

Charlamagne Tha God

Charlamagne isn't here for Trump either. In disgust of Trump's campaign, The Breakfast Club host interviewed with Sirius XM's The Karen Hunter Show to share a few words on the subject. "The soul of the country is at stake in this election. That’s all he’s doing, is preying directly on [poor white people],” he said." He also compared Trump bumper stickers to the Confederate flag. “Trump bumper sticker is the new Confederate flag. Absolutely. All Donald Trump is doing is making America hate again.”

Tamar Braxton

Here's a familiar phrase, "You are a racist!" Tamar Braxton said about Donald Trump on her show, The Real. The youngest Braxton says that Trump's campaign is setting the pace for how the country would be run. "You are already showing everybody who you are," she said in disgust.

Tyrese

Tyrese penned an open letter to Donald Trump following his previous "antics." The Fast and Furious actor brought to attention the fact that his campaign has offended so many different ethnicities, cultures, and religions, including Muslims. You’ve offended my #Muslim community, and created racial boundaries and set my people up for hate crimes and to be targeted for bigotry because of the “acts” of some,” he wrote. “This is for sure the most narcissistic self and family sabotage filled presidential campaign I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime,” he declared. “This is NOT how you make America great again"

This really breaks my heart...... And inspires me at the same time....... The Muslim community decided to come together and pray IN FRONT of the #TRUMPTOWERS in NYC - Open note to Trump.... He has no idea of what's about to happen......... He has mastered the art of winning #Battles..... But he's for sure going to lose the #WAR........ The antics and the gimmicks look good and feel good right? Got you really thinking your doing it right?? ......... But when it's really time? #WATCH America show you how we #REALLY feel...... And we're not talking about manipulated pole numbers....... United we stand.... Together we fall...... You've offended my #Muslim community, and created racial boundaries and set my people up for hate crimes and to be targeted for bigotry because of the "acts" of some.... Islam is PEACE..... THE ACTS OF SOME of ANY GROUP doesn't justify you spreading hate towards ALL of my people in the Muslim and or Arab community.... I'm deeply hurt and bothered by your antics and hatred towards my Muslim and Arab people.... You've offended my Latin community, you've offended my african American community - You will see........ This is NOT how you make America great again...... This is for sure the most narcissistic self and family sabotage filled presidential campaign I've ever witnessed in my lifetime....... It's going to take forever for your daughter who I think is brilliantly smart to recover from the land mines......... I feel bad for anyone in this country right now with the last name #Trump - when it's all said and done and the smoke clears.... You will remember what I said....... This is NOT how you make America great again...... I'm speaking on behalf of the #Human and all religious and spiritual and sexual preferences you must be and will be stopped - #VotesDontLie the real people of America is going to show up and stop you when it counts the most... #votingday

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Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony slammed the republican party and Donald Trump during one of his concerts at Madison Square Garden. "F*** Donald Trump!" he shouted to a roaring crowd.

Muhammad Ali

Following Donald Trump comments toward Muslims, Muhammad Ali prompted for the nation to take a stand against anti-Islamic speech. We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda,” he said to NBC News. “They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.”

T.I.

Tip is one of the latest celebrities who chose not to mince words when it came to Donald Trump. Following a weekend of rallies gone awry, the rapper took to Instagram to “non-violently and unapologetically” say to the Republican candidate: F**k you and f**k what you stand for. Nobody who supports me will support you. End of message.”

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Identifies Cardi B And Jim Jones As Nine Trey Members And More Takeaways (Day 3)

Daniel "Tekashi 6ix9ine" Hernandez's witness testimony continues to shock the masses. On Thursday (Sept. 19), the rapper took the stand again to elaborate on his kidnapping as well as interviews he gave about his broken relationship with members of the Nine Trey gang.

Interviews by Angie Martinez and Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club were analyzed due to the rapper's subtle jabs towards his former manager Shotti and defendant Anthony "Harv" Ellison. 6ix9ine's social media personality was also broken down as he explained the definitions of trolling and dry snitching.

But perhaps the most questionable part of his testimony arrived when he name-dropped Cardi B and Jim Jones as members of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods.

Below are some of the biggest takeaways from today.

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Day 3 1. Tekashi Claims Cardi B And Jim Jones Are Members Of Nine Trey Gang

Hernandez provided context to a wiretapped conversation between alleged Nine Trey godfather Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones and rapper Jim Jones. Complex notes a leaked 'individual-1' transcription revealed who appeared to be Jim Jones. During Mel Murder and Jim Jones conversation, the two discussed Hernandez's status as a Nine Trey member.

"He not a gang member no more," Jones reportedly said. "He was never a gang member. They going to have to violate shorty because shorty is on some bullshit." Hernandez went on to identify Jones as a "retired" rapper and a member of the Nine Trey.

Prosecutors play phone call between Nine Trey godfather Mel Murda and rapper Jim Jones. Tekashi says Jones is in Nine Trey.Jones: "He not a gang member no more. He was never a gang member. They going to have to violate shorty because shorty is on some bull--it."

— Stephen Brown (@PPVSRB) September 19, 2019

When it comes to Cardi B, the rapper named the Bronx native as a Nine Trey member. He was also strangely asked if he copies Cardi's alleged blueprint of aligning herself with gang members in her early music videos. "I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention,” he said. In a statement to Billboard, Atlantic Records denied 6ix9ine's claims that she was a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. 

In a now-deleted tweet on her official Twitter account, Cardi B responded to the allegation writing clarifying her affiliation, “You just said it yourself…Brim not 9 Trey. I never been 9 trey or associated with them.”

2. Tekashi Defines The Term "Dry Snitching"

In a quick back and forth with AUSA Micheal Longyear, the rapper gave an odd definition of dry snitching. He also made it clear that he was open to becoming a witness to reduce his prison sentence.

Q: Who is Jim Jones?#6ix9ine: He's a retired rapper.Q: Is he a member of Nine Trey?A: Yes.

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 19, 2019

3. Tekashi Was Willing To Pay Hitmen $50,000 To Take Out Friend Who Kidnapped Him

Shortly after he was kidnapped by Harv, the rapper went on Angie Martinez to slam those in his camp. Without saying names, Hernandez promised he would seek revenge on those behind the kidnapping. The court was then showed footage of the incident which was recorded in the car of Jorge Rivera who was already a cooperating witness in the case. Hernandez reportedly confirmed he wanted to pay a hitman $50,000 on Harv after the kidnapping.

4. He Believed He Was "Too Famous" To Hold Gun Used In Assault Against Rap-A-Lot Artist"

The alleged robbery of Rap-A-Lot artist was brought up once again when Hernandez confirmed that he recorded the incident. A weapon allegedly used in the incident was tossed to Hernandez by his former manager Shotti. When asked why he refused to hold the gun the rapper said, "I'm too famous to get out the car with a gun." As previously reported, the rapper was kicked out of the car after the incident in Times Square and was forced to take the subway back to Brooklyn with the gun.

5. Tekashi May Be Released As Early As 2020

Cross-exam Q: If you get time served you'd get out at the beginning of next year, correct?#6ix9ine: Correct.

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 19, 2019

There's that.

6. Footage Exists Of Tekashi Pretending He Was Dead

Harv's lawyer Deveraux: Do you recall publishing a video pretending you were dead?#6ix9ine: Can you show me? For now, a private viewing.

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 19, 2019

Before wrapping up, the court briefly touched on his trolling ways. From setting up beefs to strange notions like faking his death, the videos were viewed privately.

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Nine Trey Trial: 4 Takeaways From Tekashi 6ix9ine's Testimony (Day 2)

The second day of Daniel "Tekashi 6ix9ine" Hernandez's witness testimony provided insight into the handlings of several incidents surrounding the rapper including the attempted shootings of rappers Casanova, Chief Keef and former labelmate, Trippie Redd.

As Complex reported Wednesday (Sept. 18), Judge Paul Engelmayer noted the leak of the rapper's testimony that hit YouTube by way of VladTV. Shortly after, Hernandez explained how the Trey Nine gang began to fall apart–or split into four groups–leaving him to take sides. In the end, Hernandez was robbed and kidnapped by his own manager as video footage revealed. The rapper explained how his initial deal turned into extortion as he provided over $80,000 to the gang.

See more details from the trial below. Hernandez will take the stand again Thursday (Sept. 21).

Day 2 1. Tekashi Arranged A Hit On Chief Keef For $20,000

The hit against Keef was widely reported last year but Hernandez provided clarity to the incident. The rapper admitted to arranging a hit on the Chicago rapper after a dispute over "my friend Cuban," a reference to rapper Cuban Doll. Although Hernandez planned to provide the gunman with $20,000 he paid him $10,000 since the hitman fired one shot and subsequently missed.

2. 6ix9ine Credits Anthony “Harv” Ellison For Barclays Center Shooting 

 

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Hernandez's brief beef with fellow Brooklyn rapper Casanova sprouted from Cas' diss song, "Set Trippin.'" After hearing it, Hernandez said he was ready to "run down" on the rapper. Seqo Billy tipped him off about Cas' alliance to the Bloods set, the Apes and how they would more than likely retaliate if Cas is harmed.

“There’s a kite out saying if any apes happen to cross ya path to fire on you or anybody around you… smarten up,” Seqo wrote in a group chat presented in court. Ellison allegedly replied, “Apes can fire on this dick… They don’t want to war with Billy’s [Nine Trey]." From there, several shootings took place in Brooklyn with one inside the Barclays Center.

3. Tekashi's Beef With Rap-A-Lot Crew Caused Bigger Fallout With Trey Nine 

Hernandez went on to detail the very complicated story behind his beef with Rap-A-Lot records. The debacle started when Tekashi and the Treyway crew didn't "check-in" with Jas Prince before taking the stage at Texas' South by Southwest in March 2018. The incident was further muffled since Trey Nine members like Ellison and Billy Ato were beefing with Hernandez and Shotti at the time. In the end, Hernadez never performed. His crew would later go on to rob and attack an artist from Rap-A-Lot in New York a month later.

4. Footage of the Robbery/Fight Was Filmed By Hernandez aka 6ix9ine

As he and Shotti fled the scene, Shotti kicked the rapper out the car forcing him to take the train to Brooklyn with a gun in his possession. All of the incidents led up to the kidnapping scenario which Herdanaez claimed was in no way staged.

“I’m pleading with Harv,” Hernandez said. “I’m telling him, ‘Don’t shoot. I gave you everything. I put money in your pocket.’ I told him that I was tired of being extorted.” The robbery/kidnapping was filmed by Ellison but also recorded by Hernadez's driver Jorge Rivera who was already a cooperating witness in the case.

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Nine Trey Trial: 6 Takeaways From Tekashi 6ix9ine's Testimony (Day 1)

Daniel Hernandez, known widely as Tekashi 6ix9ine, took the stand in a Manhattan federal courtroom against Anthony “Harvey” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack who are facing racketeering and firearms charges. Acting as a cooperating witness, the 23-year-old used part one of his testimony to break down his origins with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods and how they've played an instrumental part in keeping up the rapper's gang image.

Pitchfork reports in addition to his testimony on Tuesday (Sept. 17) about "Treyway," the rapper made it known he began cooperating with federal agents on November 19, 2018– just one day after he was arrested on his own racketeering and firearms charges.

Answering questions from attorney Michael Longyear, the rapper "unhesitatingly" replied in full to the prosecutor about his kidnapping, how he learned about the Nine Trey crew, and why he continued to support the gang with guns and other resources.

With the rapper taking the stand again on Wednesday (Sept. 18) for part two of his testimony, here's what you missed from his first testimony.

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Day 1 1. Tekashi Testified Against Fellow Nine Trey Gangsta Blood Members

Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack were called out by the rapper as alleged Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members. Prosecutors claim the men were two high-profile members of the gang who terrorized neighborhoods with gun violence. Mack allegedly sold drugs such as heroin, fentanyl, and ecstasy in Brooklyn. Both are accused of kidnapping the Hernandez last year.

2. Trippie Redd's Gang Affiliation Was Identified By 6ix9ine

Speaking on his come up in the industry, the 23-year-old shared how his hit single "Gummo" was a direct diss to former labelmate, Trippie Redd. “Me and Trippie Redd were signed to the same label,” Hernandez said. “There was a lot of jealousy involved," he revealed while sharing how Trippie's alleged affiliation with Five Nine Brims.

3. Tekashi Provided Gang With Hits In Guns In Exchange For Protection

In 2014, Hernandez worked at Stay Fresh Deli, a vegan bodega in Bushwick where he met Peter “Righteous P” Rodgers. After being told he had the "image" for a rapper, he started making music and touring. He met rapper Seqo Billy who introduced him to members of the Nine Trey to act as supporters in his "Gummo" video. Hernandez purchased three dozen red bandannas for the men in the video. "I told Seqo that I would like for them all to wear red,” he said.

From there, he met his former manager, Kifano “Shottie” Jordan, who taught him the Nine Trey handshake. After creating “Kooda” he “officially became a Nine Trey member” without going through a traditional initiation like slicing a stranger in the face with a blade.

His role in the gang was simple, the rapper divulged. “[I] just keep making hits and be the financial support for the gang... so they could buy guns and stuff like that.” When asked what he got in return he said, “My career. I got the street credibility. The videos, the music, the protection - all of the above."

After seeing the traction from "Gummo" and "Kooda," the rapper realized Treyway could change his life. “I knew I had a formula,” he said. “That’s what people liked.”

4. Tekashi Turned On Gang Members 24 Hours After His 2018 Arrest

Hernadez didn't need much time to ponder a working relationship with the feds. Just 24 hours after he and other Trey Nine affiliates faced racketeering charges, the rapper agreed to work with the feds. Initially facing 47 charges, his current testimony stems from a plea he took with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office; under the agreement he pled guilty to nine federal counts.

“The defendant’s obligations under this agreement are as follows: That he shall truthfully and completely disclose all information of the activities of himself and others to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and that he cooperate fully with law-enforcement agencies,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear said during the plea proceeding. “It is understood that the defendant’s cooperation is likely to reveal the activities of individuals and that witness protection may be required at a later date.”

5. Ellison Claims The Rapper's Abduction Was A Publicity Stunt

Ellison and Mack have accused the rapper's kidnapping in July 2018. Hernandez spoke to Angie Martinez shortly after the kidnapping and suspected people in his crew were behind the act. But Ellison’s lawyer, Devereaux Cannick, has another theory.

Calling the kidnapping a “hoax,” Cannick compared the incident to Jussie Smollet's Chicago incident. The name drop is a direct reference to the actor's claims of faking a racist and homophobic attack against himself. Cannick also claimed Ellison came up with the kidnapping as a publicity stunt in order to boost Hernandez's image.

Meanwhile, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Rebold argued that the kidnapping was real. After Ellison was fired from a "protection role" in Hernandez's camp, Rebold said, “This did not sit well with Mr. Ellison,” allowing the kidnapping plan to come to life.

6. Tekashi Nodded To His Music Videos Played In Court

Two music videos, “Gummo” and “Kooda," were played at the courthouse. Hernandez pointed out alleged gang members who appeared in the videos while nodding to his viral hits. While speaking on the creation of the video, Hernandez said he wanted the “aesthetic” of “Gummo” to reflect the "Treyway" vision.

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