Earlier this week, a senior advisor for the Trump administration thanked actor and rapper Ice Cube for joining forces with the President to help him develop his “Platinum Plan” platform. Under this campaign, Trump pledges to bring nearly $500 billion into Black communities, as well as improve health care, provide capital for Black businesses, expand educational opportunities, and more.
Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾
The announcement created quite a stir among fans of the West Coast rapper, many of whom took to social media to express their distrust.
Hearing that Ice Cube — one of my favorite rappers from the early 90s — is a trump supporter…is crushing.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 14, 2020
F*CK ICE CUBE.
Breaking: Ice Cube is now working with the Trump campaign.— Biden-Harris Malarkey Defense (@BidenHarrisBro) October 14, 2020
But Ice Cube quickly shot back. The Barbershop and Friday star clarified that while he was contacted by the Trump administration about his Contract With Black America (CWBA) initiative, he has not endorsed the President or his democratic opponent, Joe Biden.
I haven’t endorsed anybody. https://t.co/kmP99DdZug— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 15, 2020
Ice Cube also made it clear that he believes it’s important to work with both political parties to help the Black community.
Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we excepted to talk to both sides of the isle. Talking truth to power is part of the process.— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 15, 2020