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Midwest rapper Chingy has come forward to publicly apologize to fans over media outlets misinterpreting a perceived endorsement for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this week.

Chingy issued a video response to the drama on his Twitter page Friday (January 22) night.

Check out Chingy’s original comments on the next page…

The rap veteran initially appeared to endorse Mr. Trump with a few Twitter posts.

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Recently, Atlanta rapper Jeezy spoke out on candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

“Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, right now to me, are class acts in my book. You got someone like Donald Trump. Whether he wins or loses, Trump is doing this for his brand. You’re sitting back watching someone who should have been out of the race a long time ago based on his actions and everything he does bumps him up in the race because people love it. This is America, we love entertainment. This is no different than his reality show – when I see Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, I see people that actually care about the people” (CNN)

Last month, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller pleaded with Twitter followers not to vote for Trump in the 2016 presidential candidacy.

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In a recent interview, rap star Nicki Minaj spoke out on her stance toward Trump.

While she’s quite serious about racial inequality in America, she’s more amused about Donald Trump’s presidential run than afraid. (Note: Minaj spoke to Billboard about Trump prior to his call to ban Muslims from immigrating to the U.S.) “There are points he has made that may not have been so horrible if his approach wasn’t so childish,” explains Minaj. “But in terms of entertainment — I think he’s hilarious. I wish they could just film him running for president. That’s the ultimate reality show.” (Billboard)