On Tuesday, embattled Democrat Rep. John Conyers Jr. announced his “retirement” from Congress after numerous women accused the politician of sexual harassment and assault — but only to endorse his 27-year-old son, former aspiring rapper John Conyers III, to replace him.
As uncovered in a Daily Caller report, Conyers III, who will be battling the rep’s grandnephew Ian Conyers for the open seat (of course), has quite the history. In rap videos which appear to have been taped in 2012/13, Conyers III bragged about selling drugs and warned men about “porous” condoms, in addition to other powerful lyrics.
“Watch the rubbers that they give, you know they can be porous,” he warned in one rap, before bragging: “My n***as turn grams into grands.”
“Ay f*** making a living bro, I’m trying to make history,” says Conyers III.
Moreover, in a 2010 tweet, Conyers’ son bragged about his father being a “player.”
“My dad is a f***ing player and reckless as hell! He just got at this doods wife super low-key,” he wrote.
He has also previously talked about his “Con Mom” — Monica Conyers — on Twitter and in his rap songs.
Monica, or “Con Mom,” served a 37-month prison sentence after taking bribes as a Detroit City Councilwoman. Moreover, in 2006, the then-councilwoman got into a bar fight with another woman, Rebecca Mews, at a lawyer friend’s birthday party. Mews reportedly sported a black eye after the fight.
Conyers III has been a fierce defender of his father since the sexual misconduct allegations surfaced. “It’s very unfortunate to see him fight so long for so many people and to automatically have the allegations assumed to be true,” he told reporters.
Former Rep. Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 with an unnamed woman who alleged she was fired by the politician when she refused to reciprocate his sexual advances, according to a BuzzFeed report. The alleged $27,000 taxpayer pay-out from his office in the confidential settlement helped build pressure for Conyers to leave office.