Ice Cube banned from CNN and addressing his “fans”
Ice Cube continues to melt in controversy after receiving backlash for his recent involvement with the Trump campaign. Donald Trump’s senior campaign advisor Katrina Pierson thanked him for “helping” the Trump campaign with ‘The Platinum Plan’. News of the partnership spread like wildfire on Twitter and some fans felt the N.W.A. member committed an ultimate betrayal.
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
Backlash stemming from Ice Cube’s association with the Trump campaign seemed endless, but Cube quickly shut down critics defending his involvement with the Republican Party. The west coast rapper refuted claims of betrayal maintaining that he was independent and offered to work with both parties.
Cube was even scheduled to speak with Chris Cuomo on Cuomo Primetime. On Oct. 15 Cube announced on Twitter that the interview with Cuomo had been canceled. “So the POWERS that be cancelled my interview on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight,” he tweeted, “I’ve actually been ban from @CNN for a few months so I was surprised they even asked. But it seems like they can’t handle the truth.”
The following day, Cube updated fans by writing, “Rebooked on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight. The truth will set you free.”
Cube had a few words for Cuomo and critics following the backlash.
“Your lead-ins are a little misleading,” he told Cuomo. “The Platinum Plan is not my plan. I came up with Contract With Black America [CWBA]. I didn’t run to work with any campaign. Both campaigns contacted me. Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the Contract With Black America … I didn’t run to nobody, so that was real misleading to me. You said I ran over to the Trump team instead of the Biden team and that’s just not true. I’m willing to work with both teams. I’m just working with whoever is willing to work with me.”
As mentioned in a previous article on DSHH, Cube stated that proposals were presented to both parties. The Trump campaign decided to move forward with Cube’s plan and the Biden campaign postponed working with Cube on the CWBA until after the election.
Cube also explained to Cuomo by saying, “My plan is broad. It goes beyond the public sector. It goes into the private sector — banks, even the movie industry. We gotta deal with a lot of different companies, corporations and even government when it comes to solving this problem. I believe it’s a bipartisan problem when it comes to Blacks in America and what’s going on.
“This is for both of them to solve … they seem to come together when it something that really affects America, and I don’t think nothing affects America more than the situation that Black America finds ourselves in. This country is coming apart at the seams, and it’s not going to come together unless we deal with this wealth gap.”