AceShowbiz - Ja Rule has clarified his stance about having Donald Trump, who was banned from several social media platforms, on his app Iconn. After receiving backlash for welcoming the former president on the app, the rapper was forced to explain himself about his previous remarks regarding the matter.
Writing in the comment section of Hollywood Unlocked's post about his interview with TMZ, he lashed out, "WTF IS WRONG WITH YALL??? I CAN'T STOP ANYONE FROM BEING ON MY APP." He added, "THAT'S DISCRIMINATION... JESUS DO I REALLY HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS."
He went on ranting, "I HATE Trump but I can't stop ppl from being on my platform cause I don't like them... That's DISCRIMINATION," referring to the app which is designed as a celebrity booking app. "I would get sued... much love tho. AND FOR THE I DON'T WANT TRUMP ON ICONN NOR DOES HE NEED TO USE IT HE'S RICH."
"ICONN IS FOR CONTENT CREATORS TO MAKE MONEY GET TIPS, CHARGE FOR LIVES, GET BOOKED FOR PRIVATE LIVES ETC," so he continued.
Prior to this, Ja revealed that Trump was welcomed on Iconn with one condition. "It's freedom for everybody," Ja said. "But I suppose if he started doing crazy things like trying to rile up his base and get the Proud Boys going on Iconn, then he got to go. Any funny s**t out of you Donnie and you gotta go."
"[Jack Dorsey] said it best when he [banned] Trump. He said that he believes that it's the right thing to do but he also believes this is a slippery slope. And that's exactly what I felt about it--the decision that was made," Ja went on to say. "I really do believe it was the right decision because the rhetoric and the things he was tweeting … they rushed the goddamn Capitol for christ's sake. Something had to be done."
Later, Ja told Trump directly, "Trump, come on over to Iconn and get yourself a page. But you better behave."
Twitter banned then-POTUS from its platform after he was accused of inciting the riot on January 6. "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," Twitter Safety announced two days after the violent Capitol Hill riot by Trump supporters. "In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action."