Ice Cube Gets Persecuted On Twitter After He's Accused Of Being A Trump Supporter
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!”
Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
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.”
Facts: I put out the CWBA. 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.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 14, 2020
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.
Ice cube meeting with trump got woke twitter like pic.twitter.com/pkpKfhe0v6
— JC (@EternalQuest27) October 14, 2020
I'm confused. Ice Cube, the man who dropped "Arrest the President" is now supporting tRump's bogus "Platinum Plan?" The faux plan that panders for the Black vote out of desperation? Please @icecube, say something. If this is true, help us understand why.😕 https://t.co/TOmNjtSrkA
— Kelli-Marie Westby (@Violetdaze2) October 14, 2020
Ice Cube after months of tweeting conspiracies on Twitter pic.twitter.com/4pULnqTIcF
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 14, 2020
Ice Cube on Trump:
2016: "Do I think he’s gonna do anything to help poor people or people that’s struggling? No"
2018: "He’s violating the country in a lot of ways. Every day it’s something. It’s just every day.
2020: “I can’t wait to see [Trump] like Weinstein in handcuffs." pic.twitter.com/cwFPr6KSDU
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) October 14, 2020
Ice Cube sold out and is MAGA now???pic.twitter.com/t9M7K57v51
— alex (@AlexUlrichh) October 14, 2020
“Mr. Ice Cube, your deposit has been confirmed. You may now access the funds.” pic.twitter.com/U7daMbQnAa
— Deepak Okra (@EasyStreetKeys) October 14, 2020
*sees why Ice Cube is trending* pic.twitter.com/nhGNvdq6MO
— Beth t (@ElizabethT____) October 14, 2020
Ice Cube trying to explain his politics. pic.twitter.com/uxxTIvAZ6Z
— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) October 14, 2020
Ice Cube in 1988: "Fuck the police"
Ice Cube in 2020: *Fuckin with the police* pic.twitter.com/yWNcY7cGco
— Angelina 💝 (@SickaThanUrAvg) October 14, 2020
Ice Cube went from Fuck the Police to #BlueLivesMatter
Black women told yall about that ashy clown pic.twitter.com/gYu5f9TtRb
— Chuck Todd's shamble bangs (@Drea_got_rage) October 14, 2020
Me trying to figure out how Ice Cube is supporting Trump after writing “Arrest the President” which was about Trump pic.twitter.com/yQffYzljT8
— Emily (@emily_bernie) October 14, 2020
I saw someone say, ICE cube.
and I saw someone else say,
and this is too much 2020 for me.
I’m gonna quit twitter now.
— MASKMOSPHERE (@atmosphere) October 14, 2020
since ice cube is trending for doing some dumb shit, here's malcolm x reminding you to ignore these clown ass celebrities spouting nonsense that placates the powerfulpic.twitter.com/Kqi79uYvu1
— ☀️👀 (@zei_squirrel) October 14, 2020
So Ice Cube. “fuck the police” Ice Cube is a …. trump supporter. 2020 must already be hell. pic.twitter.com/o1mNJDR3tv
— spooky fine. 🎃 (@BriiiCarter) October 14, 2020
How it started. How it's going.
Ice Cube, even capitalized EVER! pic.twitter.com/fTaxkSrv4p
— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) October 14, 2020
Someone said Ice Cube is about to drop a track called “hug the police.”
I. am. done. pic.twitter.com/yousmp5z1d
— Kovie Biakolo (@koviebiakolo) October 14, 2020
Anything Trump does when it comes to black folks is performative. And it you participate you a pawn. Ice Cube got conned just like every single person that supports that lying idiot.
— BandwagonBlame (@ThatBlameGuy) October 14, 2020
What's fucked up about this Ice Cube situation, he didn't have the courage to say he was working with Trump, he used BLACKNESS as his platform to speak on Trump behalf. He's a coward, we had to learn about his partnership with Trump from a white woman 20 days before an election.
— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) October 14, 2020