TMZ posted a photo of the pair giving each other their daps on Saturday (June 3), and the outlet confirmed that Cube and Ye met at the Friday star’s house in Los Angeles the day before (June 2).
The photo was taken outside of Cube’s house as Ye was leaving for the evening, and both seemed to be pretty happy that they’d been able to solve their dispute.
“It’s unclear if Ye apologized to Cube — but whatever was said, they clearly parted on good terms,” reported the outlet.
Kanye West, Ice Cube Appear to Make Peace After Antisemitism Controversy https://t.co/TrJjTf8hl8
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 3, 2023
“Cube’s really set me up for this,” Ye said before addressing him directly: “You’ve really influenced me to get on this antisemite vibe. I’m here to finish the job.”
But when the “No Vaseline” rapper found out about Ye’s claims, he was less than thrilled, and immediately took to Twitter to clear his name.
“I hate that my name was dragged into this Drunk Champs bullshit,” Cube replied on Twitter. “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.”
But Ice Cube’s comments came after being 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.”
For his part, Kanye West claims he’s no longer antisemitic, and credited Jonah Hill and his role in 21 Jump Street for “making him like Jewish people again.”
“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street made me like Jewish people again,” he wrote back in March. “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
He added: “No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill I love you.”