Ice Cube on Trump backlash: ‘N—-s mad at me, have a nice life’
Ice Cube has lost some of his credibility in the Black community for working with Trump
As the country and most of the world awaits the final tally from the 2020 presidential election, this week rapper Ice Cube took time out of his busy schedule to address all the people who have been dragging him for working with the Trump administration on the Platinum Plan.
As theGrio previously reported, although he’s never come out to directly endorse Trump, the rapper/actor/producer faced backlash on Wednesday (by association) after Katrina Pierson, senior advisor to the Trump campaign, thanked him on Twitter.
She wrote, “Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!” followed by the medium-brown raised fist emoji after thanking the Friday star. She followed up the tweet with a GIF of the rapper smiling with the caption “Today was a good day,” referencing his legendary hit song.
As the tweet gained traction, many began to call out Ice Cube for working with the Republican Party on the action plan geared to Black voters.
Author Roxane Gay shared her disappointment on social media, writing, “How… does the guy from NWA become MAGA?” after questioning if money was involved.
Thursday, the entertainer responded to the critique by tweeting, “Let me get this straight, I get the president of the United States to agree to put over half a trillion dollars of capital in the Black Community (without an endorsement) and N***as are mad at me?…have a nice life.”
Last month, before his conversation with the Trump administration was made public, Ice Cube shared a video on Twitter and captioned it “Don’t shoot the messenger,” in all caps. In the public broadcast, the former member of NWA said he met with Democratic and Republican leaders to discuss plans for change and support in Black communities.
“Who knows what’s really gonna happen. I just know one of ’em is gonna win. I don’t know if it can really matter to us. We gotta just push whoever’s in there because no one’s solved our problems. People say we can’t take another four years of this. Black people, we can take anything,” he said.
And while he’s never directly said he was voting for Trump, back in June Cube tweeted a critique of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his plans for the Black community, opining, “I believe Joe Biden still needs to show us his MAJOR plan to help heal the BLACK community to totally secure the vote.”
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