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Donald Trump once bragged about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade. Now, amid increased division on the topic, he doesn't even mention "abortion." AFP

Former President Donald Trump, who is running for the second presidential term, seems to be trying his best to attract young Black voters.

During an outreach event for voters at a Detroit church Thursday, Trump was joined by several important Black Republicans, including rapper Casada Sorrell, also known as Sada Baby.

There is a high chance that many Trump supporters are unaware of this rapper, but their children or grandchildren might remember him for his 2020 single "Whole Lotta Choppas," which went viral on TikTok.

During the event, the rapper pointed out how Trump might be the first person to make him vote, sharing that he was impressed by his efforts to reach out to him.

"He might be the first person to make me vote," he said, NBC News reported. "Him reaching out showed me, like, some type of effort that another candidate hadn't shown ever. I'm trying to act like it doesn't mean too much, but it means a lot."

Sorrell also said that Trump could have gone for a bigger name like Eminem, but chose to connect with him instead.

Aside from this event, Trump seems to be actively working on attracting young voters of color by involving both famous names and local artists, intending to reach out to non-Republican communities. Polling data suggested that young Black voters were showing much more openness to Trump.

Another Detroit-based rapper, Icewear Vezzo, who also attended the event, said that he would encourage his followers to vote for Trump. Last week, Vezzo posted a photo of him shaking hands with Trump on Instagram that sparked outrage against the rapper.

"Why can't we respectfully disagree no more," he said. "You know what's built great companies and great civilizations? They all went and got a team of people who think differently from them."

During Trump's rally in the Bronx in New York, he brought Brooklyn rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow onstage. These rappers are well-known in New York's popular drill music scene.

The rally came a week after they were charged in Brooklyn with 140 crimes that accused a group of "allegedly committing shootings, possessing guns, and using stolen cars during shootings, to eliminate" rival gang members.

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