Ice Cube continues to get push back for teaming up with Donald Trump in the rapper’s efforts to help black communities. To set the record straight, he sat down with Chris Wallace on October 25th about working with President Donald Trump on the administration’s Platinum Plan that aims to invest $500 million into Black communities, among other things.
At one point, Wallace suggested that people have called the N.W.A rapper a “sellout” for working with Trump which Cube denied. “I’ve told everybody that I’m not playing politics with this,” said Ice, who prior to the Platinum Plan was working on his own Contract With Black America. “I’m willing to meet with anybody who could bring this to life and make it a reality.”
The Fox News anchor also asked the artist what he would do to “push the system” over the next four years, regardless of who’ll be sitting in the White House, to wit Cube replied, “Find pressure points. That’s the only way you can push…. My daddy told me a long time ago, ‘No matter who’s the president, you gotta get up to go to work in the morning,’ and I always remember that. So no matter who’s the president, I’m gonna get up and go to work in the morning.” Watch the interview below.
Via Twitter in mid-October Ice Cube shared that the Biden-Harris campaign was interested in meeting with him regarding the Contract With Black America, but not until after the election.
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