Actor and rapper Ice Cube came under fire from fans after confirming on Twitter yesterday (Oct 14) that the Republican and Democratic parties both reached out to him to discuss his “Contract With Black America” plan, outlets such as the Washington Post and Complex reported.
Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.
rn— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 14, 2020
In a video post on October 11, where Cube tweeted “Don’t kill the messenger,” the former NWA member said "the system" is rigged against Black people and that the community needed to think differently about politics.
“The system is fucked up; it’s just designed, totally,” Cube said. “Not only designed, but there’s a dedication to keeping us at the bottom of this country. I don’t know if we can count on any parties to get us up out this shit to be honest, so we are going to have to do a lot of things different as a Black community.”
DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER #CWBA #ContractWithBlackAmerica pic.twitter.com/8NqthXp268
rn— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 11, 2020
What some fans heard, however, was that the man behind the 2018 song “Arrest the President” is working with President Donald Trump. They said as much on social media.
Dear Ice Cube,
rnTrump doesn’t care about helping Black people. He cares about looking like he does for clout: https://t.co/qRJOkUJhbm pic.twitter.com/atK3IC5dOU
rn— The Root (@TheRoot) October 15, 2020
rnI’m tired of this lame "cancel culture" argument. No one tapped Ice Cube’s phone or hacked his emails. HE fucked with Trump. Then HE posted his explanation ON THE INTERNET!
rnTo be fair, people do dumb shit.
rnSome people say: "That was some dumb shit, but I fuck with you." https://t.co/5PFmWPv8Rn
rn— michaelharriot (@michaelharriot) October 15, 2020
45 has been POTUS for 4 years and has had the full backing of the Senate and has done nothing!!!! @icecube do you really believe that in the next 4 years if elected he would really help Black folks??? That 45 coffee must taste good… pic.twitter.com/7fzLJtUt6i
rn— Maria Mandolesi ☦️ (@theMMlalaland) October 15, 2020
That waiting to see what Ice Cube’s plan with the GOP the same way they waited on Sean Carter’s deal with the NFL.
rnSome kinda way, they never learn.
rn— Shawty Arabia (@XanBeans) October 15, 2020
Media are cancelling Ice Cube appearances.
rnHe is going to torpedo his career with this mess.
rn— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) October 15, 2020
While some say it’s time to cancel Ice Cube, the rapper tweeted today that CNN had already done so.
So the POWERS that be cancelled my interview on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight. I’ve actually been ban from @CNN for a few months so I was surprised they even asked. But it seems like they can’t handle the truth.
rn— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 15, 2020