Not everybody in the entertainment industry is bowing down to vaccine mandates.
Rapper and filmmaker Ice Cube has reportedly turned down a new role in a Sony movie after director of the film required him to be vaccinated on set.
Cube is set away to walk away from $9 million dollar payday which goes to show, he isn’t being bought by anyone .
Previously Ice Cube received backlash for meeting up with President Trump and openly supporting Trump’s Platinum Plan.
REPORT: Ice Cube declines Covid-19 vaccine for movie role, walks away from $9 million paydayhttps://t.co/TTwiHnJruz
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) October 30, 2021
Ice Cube walks away from $9M and drops out of comedy film ‘Oh Hell No’ after refusing to get vaccinated
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) October 29, 2021
Fox 13 News had more on the story:
Ice Cube reportedly backed out of a $9 million paycheck on a movie because he refused to get vaccinated for the coronavirus.
The singer and actor was supposed to star opposite Jack Black in the comedy “Oh Hell No.” However, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, he decided he would rather step away from the project than comply with a production mandate to get the vaccine.
The outlet reports that he initially agreed to be in “Oh Hell No” in June with the expectation that it would shoot this winter in Hawaii with Kitao Sakurai, the director behind Netflix’s recent hit comedy “Bad Trip.” However, it’s worth noting that production on the film was reportedly pushed back as a result of an injury that Black suffered while filming a bit for the final episode of “Conan.”
Sources told the outlet that by walking away from the film, Ice Cube turned his back on a $9 million payday.
Wanna know something crazy!?!?
The $500 Billion Trump was going to give to Black Americans, Biden is giving to combat climate change… and still no mention of the “Lift Every Voice” Plan.
For the millionth time… @icecube have they contacted you yet?
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) November 2, 2021
Ice Cube previously received backlash for meeting up with Trump, Fox News had more on the story:
Ice Cube is seemingly fed up with the backlash he continues to receive after confirming he worked with President Trump on a plan to help the Black community.
The rapper, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, sounded off on Twitter early Thursday while election anxiety is at an all-time high in the country as citizens still await voting results.
“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-word] are mad at me?” he tweeted.
Hats off to Ice Cube for standing up for his convictions and not bowing down to a payday.