Ice Cube has complained that people are ‘mad’ at him for working with Donald Trump, despite claiming he got the president to commit to investing $500 billion into black communities without endorsing him.
The 51-year-old rapper revealed last month that he spoke with both Republicans and Democrats on his Black Economic Empowerment Plan, but faced a swell of public backlash when it was revealed he decided to work with the Trump administration.
‘Let me get this straight,’ Cube tweeted Thursday morning. ‘I get the president of the United State to put over half a trillion dollars of capital in the Black Community (without an endorsement) and N****s are made at me?
‘Have a nice life,’ he continued, adding three crying with laughter emojis at the end of his post.
The 51-year-old rapper revealed last month that he spoke with both Republicans and Democrats on his Black Economic Empowerment ‘Platinum Plan’, but faced a swell of public backlash when it was revealed he decided to work with the Trump administration
Just under an hour earlier, Ice Cube had posted a meme to Twitter captioned ‘Elections Nowadays’, which showed a herd of sheep filling out ballots for two candidates, a wolf and a lion.
When quizzed by one observer who ‘did you endorse the Wolf or the Lion’, Cube replied: ‘Neither one…I’ve always endorsed the sheeple.’
Late last month, the NWA rapper said the Biden campaign wanted to work with him on the ‘Platinum Plan’ after the election and the Trump campaign showed more immediate interest. The artist said he sat down with Trump advisor Jared Kushner for three hours about the proposal.
By mid-September the initiative was beefed up and announced during Trump’s campaign stop in Atlanta, two months before the election.
The proposals in the plan include prosecuting the Ku Klux Klan and Antifa as terrorist organizations, making Juneteenth a federal holiday and economic efforts to bolster black prosperity.
The plan proposes creating 3 million new jobs in the black community over the next four years, increasing capital by nearly $500 billion and better and tailored health care plans to address historic disparities.
But responding to his claim he convinced Trump to commit to investing in the scheme, followers of Ice Cube insisted Thursday morning that he was ‘played’ and being used only as a political pawn ahead of the upcoming election.
‘There was a zero percent chance of that Trump would do that. Zero. You got played,’ prosecutor Mark Hartig wrote.
‘This is the same guy famous for stifling people,’ one responder wrote of Trump. ‘He just wants to get re-elected. He’d say anything for that to happen.’
Florida US House Candidate Pam Keith insisted that fans aren’t mad at him for attempting to push the Platinum Plan, ‘We’re mad at you because everything you