In the months leading up to the 2020 election, legendary rapper Ice Cube made quite a few headlines, many of which were confusing. He spread some anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Twitter, and caught a sizable amount of backlash after meeting with Donald Trump to discuss his Contract with Black America. Shortly afterward, he joined a virtual panel for a right-wing Israeli organization. At the time, Cube said all along that the Biden administration wanted to wait until after the election to speak with him.
On Wednesday, Cube joined Atlanta radio mogul Ryan Cameron’s “Majic ATL” show, where he revealed that at long last, he’s in the process of setting up a meeting with Biden.
“Whether a Democrat or Republican is in the White House,” Cube said, “they’re still not looking at our agenda in the right way. So it doesn’t matter. We still have to get them to acknowledge and remedy our situation in the right way.”
Cube’s multi-part Contract With Black America calls for dozens of major changes to American society. The list includes things like $1,000 bonds at birth for Black children, the removal of all Confederate statues, and reparations for slavery. Cube wants the government to enforce mandatory funding for Black-owned Hollywood studios and record labels. The contract calls for existing networks and production studios to hire a minimum of 13% Black cast and crew members.
“Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about it,” Cube explained in an interview with The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah. “I was eager to talk to both campaigns. I’m done playing this politic game, joining sides. To me, that doesn’t get the job done. You know, what gets the job done is to try to make a deal with whoever is in power and hopefully they see what we’re going through.”
Stay tuned for further updates on Ice Cube and the Contract with Black America.
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