Joe Biden’s Campaign Co-Chair Denies Turning Ice Cube Away + Rapper Responds: Release The Zoom Meeting!
During the backlash, Ice Cube also stated that the Democrats told him to wait until after the election to discuss his Contract With Black American proposal.
U.S. House Representative, Congressman Cedric Richmond is coming forward with a different version of what happened when they were approached by Ice Cube and his CWBA. Cedric Richmond alleges that the Democrats did not turn Ice Cube away and that the CWBA was just an “outline” at the time and needed more work before being presented to Joe Biden‘s campaign team. Cedric Richmond added in a recent interview that he appreciates that Ice Cube is getting involved in politics, but urges him to have more complete concepts when presenting ideas.
“I like the fact that Ice Cube is getting engaged in policy. I think that is a good thing, however, once you embark on getting into it, one, you have to be truthful, but two, you have an obligation, I think, to see it through and to be thorough with it.”
“Our plan is very thorough. I won’t say he has a skeleton plan, but he has an outline of things, he has an outline of things that should be done. It’s not as comprehensive as our plan. And so that’s what we told him, and the offer to stay engaged was not, ‘we’ll talk to you after the election.’”
Adding they he offered to stay in touch with Ice Cube if he has anything further he wanted to discuss.
“It went like this: ‘Here’s my cell number, anything else you want to talk about on this plan or anything you think, you know, we need to talk about further, just pick up the phone and call.”
Cedric Richmond did however clarify that Ice Cube is not a Trump supporter.
“He’s not endorsing Donald Trump, however, you know, he does give credibility to Donald Trump’s ridiculous plan. I mean, the first prong of Donald Trump’s plan is I’m going to make Juneteenth a federal holiday…What does that do to change the lives of Black people that are being discriminated against?”
Ice Cube has since responded and doubled down on his comments about the Democratic party turning him away.
“Instead of going back and forth Congressman, please release the Zoom meeting so the world can see what was said by all.”
Ice Cube announced his Contract With Black America online on (June 30,) describing it as a document to help further the conversation of racial inequality. He stated:
I’m seeing a lot of Police Reform talk and community outreach initiatives. But to really start to fix the sins of the past. The U.S. needs A CONTRACT WITH BLACK AMERICA. Top to bottom change. I’ve created a document that I will release tomorrow that will start the conversation.