Ice Cube Tells Kanye West To ‘Leave My Name Out Of All The Antisemitic Talk’

Ice Cube Tells Kanye West To ‘Leave My Name Out Of All The Antisemitic Talk’

Rapper Ice Cube clapped back at Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) over his recent questionable remarks on Drink Champs. 

Ye had been under fire even before the explosive episode aired where he shared outrageous views on his fellow rappers, George Floyd, the Jewish community, and more. Ye’s social media accounts were also deactivated due to a now-deleted antisemitic post he shared online.

During the now-removed Drink Champs interview, the Donda artist doubled down on his antisemitic antics. In part, he said,

“I’m not afraid of y’all no more…I understand they got us paid off every which way….my whole point just off the tweet the fact that – what does that even mean what I said? The fact that I got taken off just proves my point. Jamie Lee Curtis went on TV and said ‘I hope they take his children away from him’….it’s no backing down at this point.”

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The American Jew Committee quickly addressed the matter stating:

“Kanye West’s week has consisted of:

Incoherent rants laden with racist and antisemitic undertones made on the country’s top cable news program.

Anti-Jewish posts shared to his 18 million followers on Instagram.

These posts are dangerous.”

Ye’s controversial remarks on the Revolt podcast also included claims that Ice Cube inspired his antisemitic rants. Ye said: 

“Cube’s really set me up for this. You’ve really influenced me to get on this antisemite vibe. I’m here to finish the job.”

However, Ice Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson Sr, took to Twitter to sound off on Ye’s statements, essentially distancing himself from the accusations.


Ice Cube wrote:

I hate that my name was dragged into this Drunk Champs bullsh*t. I don’t know what Ye meant by his statements, you’re gonna have to ask him. I didn’t put the batteries in his back. Please leave my name out of all the antisemitic talk. I’m not antisemitic and never have been.”

Ice Cube has been accused of antisemitism in the past. In 1991, he dropped an infamous diss track, “No Vaseline” aimed at his former N.W.A manager Jerry Heller, who Ice Cube blamed for causing the rift in the group. On the nearly five-minute track, Ice Cube called Jerry Heller a “white Jew” and a “devil” that should have a bullet in his “temple.” He’s also publicly endorsed Louis Farrakhan, a well-known antisemitic religious leader. Back in 2005, Ice Cube allegedly ordered members of his entourage to assault a rabbi.

He was also in the hot seat in 2020 for sharing memes that suggested that Jews were behind pandemic-related turmoil in America.

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Meanwhile, following plenty of backlash, N.O.R.E apologized for his role in the wild three-hour conversation. N.O.R.E recently said,

“I’m sorry. I can sit there and say, ‘That’s only Kanye West, it’s only what he said.’ But I have a responsibility when I have an audience … When I watched myself, I was embarrassed. I was like, ‘Wait a minute? You just let him say that?!’ I’m irresponsible for letting it go. I still believe people have a right to speak, whether it’s something you agree with or not, but you have a right to also check them — and check them immediately. That’s what I regret.”

Do you believe Kanye West was inspired by Ice Cube? Comment and let us know! 


Authored by: Sasha Lee