Ice Cube Addresses Trump Administration Controversy: Both Sides Of The Aisle Need To Take This Seriously [VIDEO]
Rap star Ice Cube recently clarified what exactly led to him working with President Trump’s administration. During an interview with journalist Roland S. Martin, Ice Cube (born O’Shea Jackson) shared his take on President Trump’s plan for black Americans, called The Platinum Plan, and how he joined the task force for helping the agenda come to fruition. He said,
“ [Trump’s administration] plan is The Platinum Plan. My plan is The Contract With Black America. So they had their Platinum Plan and they saw things in The Contract With Black America that were directed, you know, directly to black Americans and not just to all minorities. and they asked to speak with us.”
Ice Cube continued,
“I always told everybody as soon as we finished The Contract With Black America, or not finished because it’s still a growing document, I told everybody that I was gonna meet with both sides and I don’t know why they didn’t believe me.”
Ice Cube explained that his plan is not exclusively for Trump’s administration and any person in a position of power is welcomed to it as well.
“[Trump’s administration] looked at The Contract With Black America and they saw that their plan was lacking and they wanted to implement some of the things from The Contract With Black America into their plan I said you’re welcome to do it. And I would say the same thing to the Biden campaign, they’re welcome to do it.”
“The Biden campaign basically said ‘you know, we love 85 percent of your plan but we want to talk after the election.’ That’s fine I’m willing to talk after the election. I just think both sides of the aisle need to take this serious.”
Ice Cube also said that he’s been in contact with people from Trump’s administration and not actually President Trump. In addition to that, The ‘It Was A Good Day’ rapper mention that even though Katrina Pierson, Trump’s Senior Advisor, broke the news of him sharing his plan with Trump’s Administration he doesn’t know who she is.
“This chick who put out the tweet…I’ve never met her either. I don’t even know who she is.”
As we previously reported, Katrina Pierson ignited reports that Ice Cube was working with Trump by breaking the news via Twitter.
Many fans of the west side rapper were shocked by this news and old tweets of Ice Cube vowing to ‘never endorse Trump’ resurfaced.
Ice Cube re-shared that tweet and clarified that he still hasn’t endorsed anybody.
On October 11th Ice Cube uploaded a video to his own Twitter account to explain deeper his plan and why he’s allowing the Trump Administration to use parts of it for The Platinum Plan.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 11, 2020
Katrina Pierson recently tweeted in support of Ice Cube again and said,
“Black people criticizing @icecube for actually helping black people is why we haven’t had nice things. But, that changed under the leadership of @realDonaldTrump with a record of results in the community & continued success with FOUR MORE YEARS and the #PlatinumPlan.”
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