Fact Check: Ice Cube And 50 Cent Did NOT Wear Trump Hats In Photo

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  • by: Alan Duke
Fact Check: Ice Cube And 50 Cent Did NOT Wear Trump Hats In Photo No Trump Hat

Did Ice Cube and 50 Cent wear Trump hats in a photo of the two rapper/actors? No, that's not true: The image was digitally altered to put Trump logos on the hats the two men were wearing when they sat next to each other at an event. The original photo was tweeted by Ice Cube in a July 6, 2020, birthday message to 50 Cent. The messages implied that both men endorsed Trump. Ice Cube has not, but 50 Cent has.

The altered image appeared in a post (archived here) on Facebook shared on October 19, 2020, with the message:

50 Cent & Ice Cube have boarded the trump train!

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Oct 20 15:32:50 2020 UTC)

This is Ice Cube's tweet of the unaltered photo:

The original photo showed 50 Cent wearing a New York Yankees logo on his hat, while Ice Cube's wore a "Big 3" logo, which is a 3-on-3 basketball league he cofounded. Those logos were digitally replaced with "Trump 2020."

The fake image was also shared by President Trump's son, Eric, on Twitter with the message "Two great, courageous, Americans!":

Ice Cube told CNN recently that he had not and would not endorse Trump or any presidential candidate.

50 Cent did declare his support for Trump in an Instagram post on October 19, 2020, in which he indicated his decision was based on Biden's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy:

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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