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Republican businessman David Perdue clinches vital Waka Flocka Flame endorsement

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The runoff election for the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia was rocked Tuesday morning when Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame appeared to endorse businessman David Perdue in a tweet.

The tweet was deleted soon after it was posted, but not before it was captured for posterity here:


Deleted tweet by Waka Flocka Flame

The rapper's endorsement drew praise and consternation from his legions of fans, as well as from spelling sticklers -- the candidate's surname was misspelled.

No matter, the man's an artist. Waka Flocka Flame is best known for such hits as “O Let's Do It,” “Hard in da Paint” and “No Hands,” according to Wikipedia.

There are earlier indications that Flame has an interest in politics. The name of his debut album, Flockaveli, is an homage to Italian political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. To judge from an earlier tweet, he may also aspire to public office.


This is not the first celebrity endorsement in the Georgia runoff election, which is being held today. Last month, University of Georgia football star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker cut a commercial endorsing Perdue's favored opponent, Republican Rep. Jack Kingston.

Additionally, two out of three opponents also endorsed Kingston after they failed to make the runoff.

Rival Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has not yet weighed in on the Republican Senate race.

(H/t to communications strategist Brandon Howell for the picture.)

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