Ice Cube has roasted an internet troll after he accused the Mount Westmore rapper of encouraging people to vote for Republicans.
On Monday (May 22), someone seemingly not a fan of the West Coast legend took to Twitter to call out Cube for only showing up “every four years” to tell “Black people” to vote for Republicans who “openly suppress the Black vote.”
The “Good Day” hitmaker saw the tweet and took a moment to snap back at the criticism. “I never told yo’ Black ass who to vote for, so stop lying and get that “click bait” out’cha mouth,” Cube wrote.
Check out the exchange below:
I never told yo’ Black ass who to vote for, so stop lying and get that “click bait” out’cha mouth https://t.co/WFlcvxpusL
— Ice Cube (@icecube) May 24, 2023
The former N.W.A. rapper has been notably political over the years. Cube came under intense scrutiny back in 2020 when Donald Trump’s campaign adviser Katrina Pierson publicly thanked him for assisting in the former president’s Platinum Plan.
The MC was then forced to do damage control after confirming he had worked with Trump in the hopes of getting his Contract With Black America (CWBA) initiative off the ground.
“Let me get this straight, I get the president of the United States to agree to put over half a trillion dollars of capital in the Black Community (without an endorsement) and N-ggas are mad at me? Have a nice life,” Cube tweeted at the time.
The backlash was swift, but after Joe Biden won the 2020 election, Cube later came out and said he was approached by Biden’s camp to help get his CWBA initiative up and running.
“The end game is to get a candidate to adopt this plan because it’s needed for Black America,” he told TMZ at the time. “We all have our favorite candidate that we want to win, but the thing is we need this done. No more time to talk, no more promises.
“That’s the end game — to pressure the candidates to adapt some of the things that’s in this plan that, across the board, they all agree with.”
Ice Cube has additionally been trailed by allegations of antisemitism for years. He’s previously been an outspoken supporter of Louis Farrakhan, a prominent antisemitic religious leader, and in 2015 was accused of ordering his entourage to assault a rabbi.
At the peak of the pandemic in 2020, Cube again came under fire for sharing numerous memes that suggested Jewish people were responsible for disruption within the country. He responded by calling the memes “pro-Black.”