The left is totally out of control.
Notable rapper Ice Cube defended himself against attacks on Twitter recently after news got out the rapper worked with the Trump administration’s “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans.
Ice Cube received a lot of backlash from the far left to which he responded “A lot of energy being spent on telling me to stay in my lane. Zero energy spent on telling Biden/Harris they need to do way more for Black people”.
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
After the Senior Advisor of Donald Trump sent out a Tweet about how Ice Cube took part in Trump’s Platinum Plan the internet went wild.
Mostly with hate towards Ice Cube collaborating with President Trump.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) October 18, 2020
Opinion: Ice Cube allowed himself to be used as a pre-election political pawn by an administration that hasn’t shown any signs of enacting radical change. https://t.co/zAodGQdCec
— Complex (@Complex) October 18, 2020
What's a good new name for Ice Cube?
– MAGA Cube
– Trump Cube
– Sellout Cube
– Trump's Most Wanted
— Ricky Chu (@RikDaddy) October 14, 2020
Biden has a black agenda & a racial equity agenda.
He has a black female VP who will help oversee COVID recovery for a virus which from a health & economic POV devastated black communities.
He will appoint a black woman to the SCOTUS.
& @icecube fell for something shiny.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) October 14, 2020
Fox News came through with more details to the story:
Rapper Ice Cube defended himself against social media attacks Wednesday after the Trump 2020 Campaign thanked him for working with the president on his “Platinum Plan” for Black Americans.
The backlash started after Trump 2020 adviser Katrina Pierson tweeted, “Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan…Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!”
Commentator Bakari Sellers posted that Ice Cube “fell for something shiny” with the Trump campaign.
For some critics, Ice Cube working with the Trump campaign seemed like a far cry from his N.W.A. days, when he was recording songs like “F— tha Police,” which appeared on the group’s “Straight Outta Compton” album in 1988.
A lot of energy being spent on telling me to stay in my lane. Zero energy spent on telling Biden/Harris they need to do way more for Black people to sure up the vote. Smh
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 17, 2020
When I got bus to school. Homies called me a sellout. When I started rapping in 1983. Bangers called me a sellout. When I left NWA. They called me a sellout. When I start doing movies. Rappers called me a sellout. When I started my own league. The arena said it was a sellout.😂
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 16, 2020
Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 14, 2020
USA Today covered the story too:
Progressive Black women leaders are calling out rapper Ice Cube over the announcement this week that he is working with President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on what he says is a plan to help Black Americans.
The backlash began when Trump’s senior advisor, Katrina Pierson, tweeted out Tuesday her appreciation for Ice Cube and “his willingness to step up and work with” Trump amid an ongoing national debate on police reform, systemic racism and violence against Black Americans.
Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, has long been critical of Trump, but said on Twitter that the Trump White House had been more responsive to his “Contract With Black America” compared to Democratic leaders.
Many fans expressed dismay at the rapper’s willingness to engage with the president – in 2016 Ice Cube tweeted he would never “endorse” Trump and he released a 2018 track called “Arrest the President” – while progressive Black women leaders lamented that his 22-page plan lacked any specific recommendations for Black women, Black queer people or Black transwomen.
Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan. https://t.co/xFIXXpOs8B
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 14, 2020
The left hates Trump so much they refuse to see that Ice Cube is trying to help the black community.