Ray J has been involved in a host of endeavors from sunglasses to earbuds to reality TV to making music albums. But no one could have fathomed seeing Brandy’s little brother spending a Tuesday afternoon hanging out with former President Donald Trump.
Page Six caught the two at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, as Ray J’s longtime manager, David Weintraub, confirmed that the “One Wish” singer sat down with Trump to discuss initiatives he would like to execute for entrepreneurs and young business professionals, as well as to help raise awareness for various political issues he is passionate about.
“I’ve always admired and respected his business acumen,” Ray J told Page Six. “Our conversation was about job creation, encouraging small business development and how Information Technology plays an important role in the future of our economy.
“We also agree how important an educated workforce is, as well as the critical need for the development of young people. I’m ready to get started now!”
Trump, himself once a realityTV star, did not comment about his chat with the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star, but Page Six did confirm that the two have a follow-up meeting already scheduled. The publications also shared that the 41-year-old entertainer and mogul has political aspirations and would potentially consider running for office one day. In a 2020 interview with Variety, he vaguely hinted as much ahead of the then-presidential election.
“It’s definitely a different kind of election coming up,” he told Variety at the time. “It’s something very original with this one. The choices people have to pick from… we’ll see. It’s just a different dynamic now, but all for the greater good.”
He added, “I just figure we need to stick with trying to fix what’s broken in America, like the bigger topics of things. Try to really put our focus on change and helping people, and really try to do good for the country.”