Renowned rapper and Hollywood actor Ice Cube, also known as O’Shea Jackson, has once again grabbed attention with his bold statement urging black Americans to reconsider their allegiance to the Democratic Party.
Ice Cube recently appeared on the Full Send Podcast, hosted by Kyle Forgeard and Steiny Steinberg.
His advocacy for change within the Black community has garnered recognition, as he works to bridge the gap between politicians and grassroots movements. One of his notable projects is the policy proposal document titled “Contract with Black America.”
In 2020, Ice Cube faced criticism for collaborating with then-President Trump on his plan for black Americans.
In defense of his partnership with Trump, Ice Cube tweeted, “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.”
During the interview on Full Send Podcast, Kyle Forgeard asked Ice Cube about the backlash he faced as a Hollywood star for his association with Trump.
“I mean, I never supported Trump or Biden,” Ice Cube replied. “I never asked to speak to the Republicans or the Democrats.”
He further explained, “I created a document called the ‘Contract with Black America,’ which addressed various issues we believed were the cause of the unrest after George Floyd’s killing. I released the document, and both Republicans and Democrats wanted to talk to me. I spoke with both parties about the Contract.”
According to Ice Cube, the Republicans showed interest in implementing some provisions of the contract, while the Democrats ignored him until after the election.
“The Republicans asked if they could implement some things from the Contract into their proposal. I stated that the document was open for anyone to use in any way they desired. If they wanted to use it for educational purposes, they could. If they wanted to add more ideas or paragraphs to it, they could. If they wanted to use it to bring about legislative change, they could. So I didn’t mind them using it. I also met with the Democrats, who said they liked 90% of what was in there and would discuss it with me after the election.”
During the Full Send Podcast interview, Ice Cube emphasized the need for tangible results and urged fellow Black Americans to reconsider their political loyalties.
“There seems to be a stigma in the African American community regarding Republicans and similar parties. I don’t know what’s going on in the African American community when it comes to that. Black people have overwhelmingly supported Democrats for 50 to 60 years, and yet nothing has changed. So something needs to change.”
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