Ice Cube is either completely MAGA or he’s being conned by Trumpers

Ice Cube

For months now, Ice Cube has been doing and saying problematic sh-t. In June, as the racial justice movement was blanketing the media and Black Lives Matter activists marched in cities around the world, Cube was sitting at home, posting anti-Semitic sh-t to social media. He’s also seemingly encouraged his fans to, like, not vote in the election? He’s one of those “both sides are terrible” people, or at least he was over the summer. Now it seems like he’s completely MAGA? This is what senior Trump aide Katrina Pierson posted yesterday:

So what’s the truth? Is Ice Cube MAGA? Or is he just being conned by Trumpers? You decide:

According to the rapper’s rep, Ice Cube offered to meet with both the Trump and Biden campaigns in recent weeks to discuss an “agenda for black Americans” and support for his Contract With Black America (CWBA), which “strikes at the heart of racism and presents a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice.”

“The problems facing America are too deep and wide to simply reform one area or another,” the contract said. “Long-lasting solutions demand a comprehensive thorough ‘rethink’ of America so that each new approach in each area supports the success of the others. This Contract with Black America will provide conceptual approaches in several areas.” The contract goes on to detail 13 different areas of improvement, including bank lending, prison reform, police reform and the elimination of all confederate monuments.

After being contacted by both parties, the Democrats said they’d touch base on the CWBA after Election Day, while the president’s administration reached Ice Cube and absorbed some of the CWBA into the White House’s “Platinum Plan,” with Pierson then thanking the rapper for his assistance.

[From Rolling Stone]

So the Biden-Harris campaign was like “we have to get elected before we can implement any part of your plan” and Cube got pissed off at that reality. Then he allowed himself to be used as a prop by the white supremacists in the Trump White House, even though they’ve shown for FIVE YEARS that they are violent racists who have zero commitment to racial justice or racial equality. But hey, both sides! I just don’t understand how anyone – especially a sentient POC who has been paying attention during the Trump administration – can still try to say that both sides are equally bad. How f–king short-sighted and ignorant. And after his anti-Semitic bullsh-t, I AM GLAD that the Biden-Harris campaign shrugged him off.

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33 Responses to “Ice Cube is either completely MAGA or he’s being conned by Trumpers”

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  1. Tom says:

    He is watching out for his money.

  2. Amy Bee says:

    These rich rappers like Ice Cube, Diddy, Killer Mike, don’t want to be seen as MAGA so they black people withhold their vote instead. Pierson’s announcement yesterday only confirmed what some people were saying for months that Ice Cube is a trump supporter.

    • Oy_Hey says:

      Agreed. I love RTJ but I have long said that I trust El-P more than Killer Mike – Killer Mike with the NRA tv show guest starring Dana Loech’s crazy self. Killer Mike posing with GA’s cheating governor.

      Rich BIPOC folk think money will protect them – it won’t. I voted blue for the first time as a broke college student and I’ll do it every single election til I die no matter how rich I get.

    • ethy says:

      Diddy has been super vocal about getting people to vote for the last 10 years – did I miss something?

      • Lanie says:

        Yeah. 2016 when he was telling black people to sit out the election in protest.

      • Oy_Hey says:

        That. Crazy but rich black rappers have been say stuff like that for years. Its maddening as a black woman because, having gone from being lights off dead, broke to having 2 homes, I’ll vote blue FOREVER.

        Like the time Nicki Minaj came out and said “of course I’m a republican, literally for money purposes”.
        https://www.nme.com/news/music/nicki-minaj-78-1266235

        She tried to walk it back but she literally put out a whole song, so….

  3. Deb says:

    And this is the guy who rapped “arrest the president, you got the evidence”. Who was he talking about????

    • Yup, Me says:

      The president of the PTA, apparently.

      The president of the HOA.

      The president of the Hair Club for Men.

      Psssssh 😒

    • whatWHAT? says:

      he went from “F*ck tha police” to “blue lives matter”.

      there are other tweets that are GOLD.

      ETA: someone else referenced “Proud Boyz in the Hood”.

      another one was “Cube about to drop a track called ‘Hug the Police’”

      he’s getting savaged by a lot of folks.

  4. Ann says:

    My feelings are he’s being played and it’s horrible to see. I’m giving Cube the benefit of the doubt that he is going into this with good intentions that are blinding him to reality. This is very difficult to watch unfold. I love Ice Cube. Going to his shows have been some of my most favorite memories. I really really hope this doesn’t turn into a full blown Kanye situation.

    • Lanie says:

      I’m not giving him any benefit of the doubt. He built his career by shitting all over black women and rapping about killing black men. “Negotiating” for empty promises from a white nationalist who has labeled BLM as a terrorist group while supporting the Proud Boys makes Cube the same type of garbage that Kanye and Killer Mike are.

  5. BlueSky says:

    Ice Cube has been rich longer now than he’s been poor. Black women have been doing the work for decades and he thinks he’s gonna come in with this sham CWBA like he’s the reasonable voice? Bitch please. Let’s look into his shady business deal with the Qatar government related to his sham basketball league. He’s enjoying the tax breaks from this administration. He doesn’t give a sh@t about anyone except straight black men. Trump’s people told him what he wanted to hear. If you believe this white supremacist who is actively encouraging people to kill us in the street and suppress our votes is going to give us black folks billions of dollars, I have some swamp land I would like to sell you.

  6. Miranda says:

    They “adjusted” his plan and, if reelected, will completely fail to follow through on even that watered-down version of it. He’s being played, and it might be funny if he weren’t also throwing millions of middle- and working-class POC to the wolves in the process.

  7. NixD says:

    This is a grown man, he is not being conned. This, unfortunately, is what he is choosing to do. It’s sad.

  8. HK9 says:

    I don’t care how this sounds-I hate it when these guys come with their pseudo-intelletualism and in actuality can’t reason their way out of a paper bag. Ice Cube is one of those guys. Either tell people to vote and leave it at that or shut up completely.

  9. Lala11_7 says:

    Cube is in business with Steve Bannon…

    Nuff’ said.

  10. Nina Simone says:

    So embarrassing and disappointing.

  11. nemo says:

    isn’t he anti-semite too? yeah, eff him.

  12. Jay (the Canadian one) says:

    Admittedly the optics of “we’ll talk later” don’t look so great for the Democrats. It could be interpreted as saying “we’re too busy to have time for you right now.” It’s unfortunate they handed the Republicans this talking point when it could’ve been avoided.

  13. Cat says:

    Why does everyone assume all black people vote in unison? If people only knew that black people are people, with a multitude of beliefs and values. We are allowed to think for ourselves and vote accordingly.

    • Oy_Hey says:

      Oh yeah we’re totally free to vote for the party that openly tells white supremacists to “stand by”. Explain to me why I should be ok with someone that looks like me advocating for putting someone that openly hates us both in power?

  14. CoffeeChamp says:

    There are so many relevant and logical points here. Kaiser, I need a “like” button!

  15. grabbyhands says:

    Okay, Kanye.

    Please immediately sign over all royalties from Arrest the President to funds for bailing out protestors since those are people actively using their voices to bring light to all this. And don’t ever pretend again that you’re not just another egomaniac looking for attention.

    I really though he was smarter than this.

  16. Oh Well says:

    There were Jews who supported Hitler back in the day too… There will always be those who can be tricked or convinced to vote against their own self interests.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Yep. A deplorable is a deplorable, no matter what boxes they check off. Liberal woc get raked over the coals and abused for lesser mistakes. Nobody gets a pass for supporting Trump, especially not a wealthy public figure whose brain has been fully developed for well over a decade. It’s not about ‘thinking for oneself.’

  17. shanaynay says:

    Sell out!!!!!!