Too $hort is doing some damage control after a White House press release was sent out suggesting he was in cahoots with Donald Trump.
According to TMZ, a press release was sent out on Monday (November 2) about Trump’s plan to invite a “prominent group of African-American actors and entertainers” to the White House in December to discuss issues facing the Black community and his proposed Platinum Plan.
The meeting would include stars from the seemingly pro-Trump documentary Trump vs. Hollywood, including Bun B, Lil Jon, Eric B., Money-B, actor Isaiah Washington and director Daphne Barak. Other names on the list included Too $hort, Real Housewives of Atlanta personality Claudia Jordan, Kid Rock, Dean Cain and Scott Baio.
But as Short Dawg explains, Barak simply asked him to do an interview for the film and claimed it was to illustrate both sides of the political coin. Short made it abundantly clear he was in no way voting for Trump — despite their attempts at swaying him to the Republican side.
“I know the source of it and on the other side it, I was asked to do an interview,” he said in the clip. “That was it. I wasn’t asked to go to a dinner. I wasn’t invited to a dinner, I wasn’t anything. I didn’t tell anybody anywhere on planet Earth that I support Donald Trump as a candidate. I’m getting to vote right now and I promise you, I’m not voting for Donald Trump.
Over the last few weeks, the Bay Area Hip Hop legend says Trump’s team has offered him a private jet to fly to meet Trump, echoing Rich The Kid’s recent claims.
“I was also asked to fly to D.C. to, I guess, meet Donald Trump. I was also asked to jump on a phone and talk to somebody or Trump. I said, ‘I’m not doing this.’ No, I don’t want to fly to D.C. No, I don’t want to jump on a phone call. I don’t want to be used as an endorsement. You shake his hand and they go, ‘Oh you endorsed him.’ I don’t want to be a part of that during this election process.”
He added, “Anybody who’s taking this moment as a photo opp, as an opportunity to go viral to be like relevant for a day, I can’t respect that … it’s not a good year for that. It’s not a good time to be insincere with your actions.”
Read the press release here.