Ice Cube has created quite the frenzy online for his working relationship with the Trump administration on the “platinum plan” that is supposedly going to help bring economic empowerment for the black communities around the United States.
Ever since the announcement from Donald Trump’s team thanking Ice Cube, there has been a plethora of comments from the world of social media that are either for or against Cube’s decision.
Ice Cube did put a video prior to the announcement that some of his celebrities friends were against his decision, but he made it clear he would stand behind his stance.
Ice Cube has let everyone know his thoughts about being called a sellout. He jumped on social media with the following message:
When I got bus to school. Homies called me a sellout. When I started rapping in 1983. Bangers called me a sellout. When I left NWA. They called me a sellout. When I start doing movies. Rappers called me a sellout. When I started my own league. The arena said it was a sellout.
When I got bus to school. Homies called me a sellout. When I started rapping in 1983. Bangers called me a sellout. When I left NWA. They called me a sellout. When I start doing movies. Rappers called me a sellout. When I started my own league. The arena said it was a sellout.😂
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 16, 2020
The reaction to Ice Cube’s statement has brought even more divisive comments and you can check out the following below.
You’re not a sellout. I guess it’s just that he has had 4 years to pretend to GAF about Black people so it’s extremely obvious it’s a campaign promise that won’t happen. EVER.
— Yolanda 👩🏽🎓 (@PinkyRich) October 16, 2020
And one that we know for a FACT won't happen. His tap dancers set this up to make Cube look like he joined their team but I don't think he is helping because he could've really shut this down. This does harm for those who look to be told how to vote instead of gaining knowledg.e
— Divinely_Created (@DivinelyCreate2) October 16, 2020
Going from saying you would NEVER endorse a MOTHAFUCKER like donald trump EVER. to literally doing just that is ACTUALLY SELLING OUT not people just saying it pic.twitter.com/6eFHBGbh1C
— Vote him out #fucktrump 🌊🌊🌊 (@kymn591) October 16, 2020
Going from N.W.A., best known for the song "F*** the Police," to working with Trump, the epitome of white supremacy and support for police brutality, is the ultimate sellout @icecube I've lost respect for you.
— Jay Brumit (@BrumitJay) October 16, 2020
I’ve always been an advocate of keeping an open mind and big upping a black man who chooses to break status-quo. We are more than what they label us. Fuck the dumb shit that puts us in a box and keeps us in chains.
— theo (@theorymc) October 16, 2020
You do you Cube.
History will be the judge.
Just looks bad making a deal with the devil, hoping you'll be the 1st to not get screwed…
If you're right , great! But history has a way of repeating itself… pic.twitter.com/HgAEbg2KNJ
— Cheechos Voted Early 🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸🌊 (@roxdog2012) October 16, 2020
This is really good.
THE BREAKDOWN pic.twitter.com/6hdcEspWUm
— Frankie Jay ✭ 🇺🇸🇲🇽 (@Frankie_Jay_) October 16, 2020
Fellow rapper, Willie D of Geto Boys, came to the defense of Ice Cube stating the following:
Ice Cube has been solid – consistently riding for the Black community since he came in the game over 30 years ago. He cannot be cancelled. Fu*k anybody that got it on their mind. No mo’ talk!
Willie D – Geto Boys
💯 People should watch the whole video before judging. He ain't with Trump or his plan. He's merely lobbying these lames on both sides to deliver something for the black community.
— ♠️AC (@GroundFrost) October 16, 2020
I believe that the avg Black voter reaction is due to poor education and brainwashing. We've been vote Blue far too long and aren't taught how to wield political power. Cube is playing the game and understands that neither party is loyal to us, so our vote should be earned.
— AlexKLacey➡️⬇️↘️🐉👊 (@AlexKLacey1) October 16, 2020
Definitely can't cancel him, but he stepped out on a ledge, in my opinion wrongly, by talking to the Trump admin. He got used for publicity.
— Khary T Robertson (@khary_t) October 16, 2020