The Ice Cube defends its decision to advise President Trump on “The Platinum Plan,” a Trump administration initiative to help Black Americans. Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, received a pushback after Trump campaign senior advisor Katrina Pierson announced that the rapper helped change the plan.
Followers of the rapper, who became a vocal critic of Mr. Trump, even released a song in 2018 titled “Arest The President.” As an actor known for his strong critique of white supremacy and racism, something Mr. Trump has accused him of, Ice Cube has been accused of supporting the president’s agenda as the Day of Judgment approaches. Elections.
The year was marked by a large focus on Black votes following a very large summerdemands nationwide police reform and racial equality, a movement Mr. Trump has repeatedly .
In a series of tweets, Ice Cube clarified that his meeting with the Trump administration was not an endorsement, but an olive branch to discuss his Contract With Black America, a series of policies to address inequality ̵1; racial equality, including lending and police reform. The rapper said he has not yet endorsed a presidential candidate.
“Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Black American Contract (we hope) to talk to both sides of the (aisle). Talking to the truth about power is part of the process,” he tweets Thursday . “I would advise anyone on the planet who has the power to help Black Americans close the enormous wealth gap.”
The rapper said both Democratic and Republican leaders contacted him about his policy plan. Democrats have asked to speak about his initiative after the election, Ice Cube said, while Trump’s campaign made “adjustments” to the Platinum Plan after he spoke. It is not clear what changes have been made.
“I don’t trust them,” Ice Cube said in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday. “No president has done us any right so I do not trust any of them. So putting our hopes and dreams behind any of them will not work, we have to do to them what we want to do they and there are only a few ways to do that. “