Back in the early 2000s, there was no one hotter than Chingy. He burst onto the scene “Right Thurr,” and was gone just as fast, but not before making chart-topping hits like “Holidae Inn” with Snoop Dogg and Ludacris, and “One Call Away,” which even brought Smart Guy‘s Jason Weaver out of hiding. I still even have a poster of him above my bed from Word Up! Magazine, with him donning a tall white t-shirt and the baggiest pants on earth.

Even though he’s been relatively silent in terms of the rap game in recent years, Chingy has turned the spotlight back on himself once again…and he’s not looking so hot. Over the weekend, Ching-a-Ling took to Twitter to seemingly endorse Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign.

“Politics vs society. People should innerstand that politics is a business jus like the job you work at. I vote for @realDonaldTrump “YEP” 3. [Donald Trump] knows how to conduct business. This country is a business an needs to be ran by a businessman. It’s not personal people!”

Fans had laid into Chingy‘s mentions, even going so far as saying he had lost his Black card, and that he should just worry about his raps instead of campaigning for somebody like Demon Donald Trump, prompting Chingy to change his tune.


After doing some much-needed research on his hero, Chingy had decided that Donald Trump might not actually be the nicest person. He followed up with tweets and a YouTube video titled “I DO NOT endorse Donald Trump,” to voice that his words were “taken out of context.”

“I didn’t know about some of the negative things he had to say about some of the races out here and about the hip-hop community. I didn’t know a lot of the negative things, I was kind of commenting off reading that article and reading some of the good things that he said, so that’s kind of where my comments came from.

Every now and then I see some of it on TV. I’m not familiar with exactly how it’s going down. And that’s another reason why I didn’t know a lot of the negative things he said. Like a lot of people comparing him to Hilter and stuff and a lot of those things, I didn’t know these things. So when I seen the good he said, I was like, Oh that’s cool that Donald Trump be trying to do that.”

Welp, whether Chingy was trying to get back into the public eye with a friendly trolling session, or he honestly stood behind Trump, it looks like we’ll never know. Hopefully he’ll be fully researching his candidates in the future. Although, I am re-thinking this Chingy poster now, after all these years…