New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been more visible on a national scale in recent months. Thanks to his ongoing efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the 62-year-old politician has given numerous briefings on both COVID-19 and the current protests against police brutality following George Floyd's death. Now, the "All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life" author has received a new endorsement for the 2020 presidential election, even though he is not currently running.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, rapper 50 Cent stated that he believes Governor Cuomo is the right man for the job. 

When sharing his thoughts, the "Power" actor posted a clip that featured Cuomo discussing Rodney King's 1991 encounter with LAPD officers. At the time, he was violently beaten by four policemen, who were later acquitted. As reported by NPR, this resulted in five days of rioting in Los Angeles and a "national conversation about racial and economic disparity and police use of force that continues today." Eric Garner's 2014 death was also briefly mentioned by Cuomo as well. 

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"THIS IS THE GUY RIGHT HERE, He doesn’t want to but we need him to be president," 50 Cent, whose legal name is Curtis Jackson, captioned the clip, which can be seen below.


_THIS IS THE GUY RIGHT HERE, He doesn’t want to but we need him to be president.

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Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, other people have also been endorsed by famous faces. Previously, Michael Douglas gave his nod of approval to Mike Bloomberg, who has since left the race. At the time, the "Wall Street" actor said he believed he was "one of the greatest candidates in the history of our elections."

Comedian Dave Chappelle also shared his candidate of choice earlier in the year after attending campaign events for Andrew Yang ahead of the Iowa caucus. During an interview, the Netflix star said that he agreed with Yang's stance that "you run against the reasons that Trump got elected" and revealed the specific proposal that played a pivotal role in his decision to speak out politically.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pictured in March 2020, cautioned that now was not the time to be "lax." Photo: AFP/Bryan R. Smith