Hillary Clinton and Pusha T Join Forces for Voter Contest and Twitter Has a Lot to Say About It

Hillary Clinton teams up with Pusha T to encourage voter registration.

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With just a little over a month until Election Day, Hillary Clinton’s camp has come up with a unique—and fairly confusing—plan to encourage political involvement. And it involves Pusha T.

Starting Wednesday, anyone who registers to vote through Clinton’s official website will be entered to win a meet-and-greet with the G.O.O.D. music rapper. We’ll give you a moment to really let this sink in…

Enter to win: meet Pusha T. Register to vote and you’re automatically entered to win. https://t.co/n6NH65Mvkq

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 28, 2016

Pusha has been a vocal supporter of the Democratic presidential nominee for some time now. Back in July, he released a pro-Clinton T-shirt design that read “Delete Your Account,” a reference to her famous social media burn directed at her opponent, Donald Trump. In an interview with Business Insider earlier this year, Pusha admitted Clinton likely wasn’t familiar with his music, but she did express her appreciation for his support.

"I'm sure she was hip and briefed," Pusha told BI. "But [the conversation] was simply about engaging, and being engaged, and making sure that I engage people to vote, and get my demographic to vote. Get people out to the polls, that was her main thing."

But how effective will this plan be? Those who are familiar with Pusha’s background understandably raised their eyebrows after the contest was posted on Clinton’s Twitter account. Naturally, social media was quick to point out how bizarre it was that the presidential hopeful was using a former drug dealer to inspire voter registration. Some considered the move offensive pandering, while others considered it hilarious. It seemed everybody had something to say. 

*waits for @ComplexMag to make a list of best responses to this* https://t.co/1QlNXxkAJW

— Ashley Outrageous (@aoutrageous) September 28, 2016

Check out some of the reactions below.  ​

@HillaryClinton have YOU met Pusha T? 🤔 https://t.co/gTdFaT5QnG

— Susie Carmichael’s Ponytails (@My_Beloved_One) September 28, 2016

So, to register voters they incentivize with a chance to meet Mr. Pusha T. Well done @HillaryClinton pic.twitter.com/em7CAJGoFZ

— Hotep Jesus (@HotepJesus) September 28, 2016

you're gonna fire someone behind the pusha t meet & greet ... LOL

— DJSuggablack (@DJSuggablack) September 28, 2016

If Hillary Clinton can tell me who Pusha T is, I'll tell congress, that I deleted those emails, & that Benghazi was my idea @HillaryClinton

— Piers Moreton (@FestivelyPlump) September 28, 2016

I can't imagine @HillaryClinton is listening to Pusha T. I need answers

— Vanna Maples, Evil Empire Hater (@VannaMaples) September 28, 2016

The Cocaine superhero Pusha T is endorsing Hillary Clinton... nigga come on.

— Depressed Sixers Fan 👍🏾 (@Death2TheCIA) September 28, 2016

Clearly Hillary doesn't understand the meaning behind Pusha T's rap name or his music. Very odd pairing here https://t.co/H2b6VFUO2H

— Gio Mio (@gmio93) September 28, 2016

Hillary has danced, claimed to carry hot sauce in her bag, let Mary J serenade her, and now enlisted Pusha T. Whew. #strangerthanfiction

— Baldwin Carmichael (@thedarkerbrotha) September 28, 2016


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