While Lil Pump is on the Trump train this election season, Tha Lights Global is not.
The label shared a statement to Billboard on Monday afternoon (Oct. 26), a day after its signee endorsed Donald Trump for the 2020 presidential election.
“Tha Lights Global supports everyone’s right to choose a Presidential candidate, however we want to make clear we do not support Donald Trump,” Tha Lights Global CEO Dooney Battle said in the statement. “We support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President because we believe they offer an alternative to an administration that has ignored systemic racial injustice, promoted hate speech and inhumane immigration policies, ignored the problem of climate change and rights of LGBTQ+ individuals as well as many other actions contrary to democratic ideals. We believe it is our obligation to speak out regarding this historic election and we believe in a free society where all of our artists can express their opinions.”
The “Gucci Gang” rapper took to Instagram to share his support for the president. “THE DAY I MET TRUMP #trump202022020,” he wrote alongside a photo of himself shaking hands with Trump. He followed up with a since-deleted, expletive-heavy clip explaining his choice, citing Biden’s tax plan that would increase taxes on the wealthy.