Ice Cube has been comparatively silent on Twitter following the Donald Trump fiasco. Prior to the controversy, the N.W.A legend had been tweeting like a madman but hasn’t been on social media much in the last month.
That changed on Monday night (November 30) when Cube once again found himself a trending Twitter topic after sharing a video of himself addressing his Trump connection. Although he doesn’t specifically mention Trump’s name, it’s abundantly clear he’s talking about Trump’s senior advisor Katrina Pierson blowing the lid off Cube’s behind-the-scenes involvement with the current administration.
“I know a lot people been wondering where I’ve been,” he begins. “I was real active before the election, talking about what’s needed, specifically from the Black community. About 10 days or two weeks before the election, I pushed back all the way pretty much until now because I just fell there was a lot of noise, a lot of poison, lot of people with they own agendas, personal agendas or party agendas. And they really wanted to attack me for what I was doing because it was outside of the line of what they was doing or what they believed need to be done.”
Cube was under fire for most of October due to people being unable to wrap their head around a traditionally anti-government, anti-police rap legend aligning himself with Trump. While Cube initially tried to explain his position and defend the move, he says he ultimately gave up when he realized most people weren’t really listening.
“When you recognize people really don’t want to get to the truth, they just want to perpetuate their own narrative against you, it was time for me to push back because honestly, I don’t really care who’s the president as you can see,” he continued. “I understand that no matter who’s the president you gotta push them to do things for you and your community. So that’s the agenda, to push whatever candidate’s in power, Republican or Democrat, to do what needs to be done. I think we’ve just focused on one party too long.
“Some of us are getting taken care of with that and a lot of the community is not. So I wanna speak up when I see stuff like that. I just believe that when we really look at the problems we going through, it’s bi-partisan and you really trippin’ if you don’t look at both sides of the aisle and push both sides of the aisle to fix the problem. What’s wrong with that? I think we gotta try that ’cause our problems are not being solved.”
Cube went on to say he’s been working tirelessly behind the scenes to modify his Contract with Black America (CWBA) but has chosen to do it away from the public spotlight.
“Social media puts a lot of poison in the air and a lot of people don’t really care about getting to the truth and the real business,” he added. “They just wanna figure out where they don’t agree with you and hit you with it. I understand that game. I’m a big boy. I’m more than a rapper. I know you like to clump us all together when it’s convenient for you and then you don’t give a fuck about us when it ain’t, but it’s cool. At the end of the day, we here to try to make things better for people.”
The rapper-turned-movie star then insisted he wasn’t going anywhere and would continue doing what he’s doing to get things done.
“It’s in my heart, so I’m gonna keep doing it,” he concluded. “I feel like it’s a cleansing in our community ’cause the real and fake are separated. All the people who dissed what I was doing, I’m just gonna watch and see what you get out the whole deal. You talking about I was worried about getting some taxes or some shit. Yeah right. Anybody that would go through all this for some fucking taxes is an idiot. I’m gonna keep doing what I’m doing — behind the scenes, in front of the scenes.”
Still, there are plenty of people who strongly disagree with Cube’s actions and believe he’s just another one of Trump’s pawns. On November 5, journalist Roland Martin replied to one of Cube’s tweets with, “The only problem @icecube is that you didn’t get Trump to put $500 billion of capital in Black communities. It’s a lie. It’s ONE LINE on the cover sheet of his so-called Platinum Plan. No specifics. NOTHING. Bruh, you got played.”