Shaquille O’Neal will reveal himself as a Joe Biden supporter after casting first vote as he appears with Kamala Harris at virtual homecoming rally for HBCU alumni
Shaquille O’Neal will appear at an event Friday night in support of Joe Biden, joining the Democrat’s running mate Kamala Harris at a virtual homecoming rally for alumni of historically black colleges and universities.
In a matter of weeks, the basketball great voted for president for the first time – and is essentially revealing his candidate of choice.
Back in December, O’Neal said he didn’t plan to spill who he supported publicly.
Shaquille O’Neal will appear at an event Friday night in support of Joe Biden after admitting he was a first-time voter earlier this month
Shaquille O’Neal will attend a virtual rally alongside Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris (left), as Joe Biden’s (right) campaign marks HBCUs homecomings
Usually, homecoming at Kamala Harris’ alma mater, Howard University (pictured) is a huge party. This year it had to happen virtually because of the coronaviurs pandemic
Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish will host the Friday night event that is supposed to stand in for historically black college and university homecoming festivities
‘I’m not saying I will never endorse anybody,’ O’Neal said at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event, according to CNBC. ‘I’m just not going to talk about it.’
But O’Neal is slated to deliver a message at the virtual event that’s being hosted by actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish.
Musicians A$AP Ferg and Cordae will perform – as well as HBCU marching bands.
There will be step performances as well.
Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, DJ Carnage and The Shindellas are also participating in the virtual event.
Earlier this month, O’Neal outed himself as a first-time voter on his podcast ‘The Big Podcast with Shaq.’
‘You know I always like being honest on my podcast. I’ve never voted before, America,’ he said.
He said he had ‘no excuse’ for not voting previously and decided to do so after getting involved in local elections in Atlanta, Georgia, Lafayette, Louisiana and Naples, Florida.
O’Neal has residences in Georgia and Florida and is an alum of Louisiana State University.
He also teamed up with When We All Vote, which is Michelle Obama’s non-partisan voter initiative.
O’Neal’s appearance comes on the heels of rapper 50 Cent coming out against the Biden-Harris ticket due to the Democrat’s tax plan.
The event will supplement homecoming festivities that have had to go virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Usually, the homecoming at Harris’ alma mater, Howard University, is a huge party, which includes concerts and events all over Washington, D.C.
It was held virtually earlier this month.