Ice Cube has built a career on being as anti-establishment as it gets.
From his pioneering work with N.W.A and his seething “No Vaseline” diss track (where he proclaims “I never have dinner with the president”) to his more recent “Arrest The President” single, there hasn’t appeared to be a Republican-leaning bone in his body.
But this is 2020. On Wednesday (October 14), Cube became a trending Twitter topic after Donald Trump’s senior campaign advisor Katrina Pierson thanked the gangsta rap legend for allegedly assisting Trump develop “The Platinum Plan” via Twitter.
“Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan,” she wrote. “Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!”
Cube soon headed to Twitter to do some damage control, writing, “Facts: I put out the CWBA [Contract With Black America]. 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.”
Despite Cube’s attempt at an explanation, it was too late — the damage was done. Twitter erupted with reactions to Cube’s perceived hypocrisy, especially since he just posted a video stating no president in the entire history of this country has ever done right by Black people.
Several people started recirculating an old tweet of Cube’s from 2016 in which he emphatically states, “I will never endorse a mothafucka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!” Again, 2020.
Check out the reactions below.