Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 50 Cent? Name a more iconic duo.
The Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate shared the couch Tuesday night with the rapper — whose real name is Curtis Jackson — during her appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” And while Warren may not have gotten Jackson’s endorsement, she did get some advice from the 43-year-old on reaching young voters.
His first suggestion: “Just relax.”
“You got to loosen up,” Jackson said, swaying in his seat and fixing his suit.
Jackson’s second piece of advice was a bit more self-serving.
“Hip hop is connected to youth culture,” he said. “So hang out with me when you the president.”
Jackson’s company isn’t something he offers to all White House contenders. During the interview, he also said that then-President-elect Donald Trump offered him a “half a million dollars” to attend his inauguration in 2017.
“Just to come,” he said.
Jackson first told the story in September 2017, but it was clearly news to Warren, who reacted with visible shock.
“Wow,” she said.
Jackson explained that he ultimately declined the offer.
“I didn’t do it because I didn’t know if I could fix the damage,” he said. “To be honest with you, all money is not good money. You gotta be careful what your doing publicly. I don’t know how you fix that. I was just like ‘Whoa.’ Don’t bring me to fix that African-American vote. Bring somebody else. I’ll see you later.”
The wide-ranging interview also covered Warren’s order at the iconic West Coast fast food burger chain In-N-Out (“I love this kind of food.”), and Jackson’s painful tattoo removal procedure.
However, he wasn’t the only big-name singer that Warren met Tuesday. She also had a backstage encounter with Ariana Grande, who made a surprise appearance on “The Late Late Show.”