“Straight outta Compton, comes a crazy mother f**ker named ‘Ice Cube’”
If you were born in the 70s and 80s, or you’re just a fan of early hip hop, you know these words by heart. They come from the title track to the groundbreaking first album “Straight Outta Compton” by the controversial and trailblazing rap group N.W.A. It’s the platform from which rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube launched his storied career.
Ice Cube was born as O’Shea Jackson, but is known around the world simply as “Cube,” and he may be one of the most influential rappers who has ever lived.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Cube has made a name for himself for very openly telling people how it is—which is why it was no surprise that he too has bought into the anti-Trump rhetoric that has infected the Hollywood and music worlds. He even went so far as to write a song called “Arrest The President.”
With words like, “Arrest the president, you got the evidence, that n***a is Russian intelligence. When it rains it pours. Did you know the new white was orange,” it’s safe to say that Cube is NOT a fan of Donald Trump.
However, if Cube is anything, it’s pragmatic—and more importantly, he’s an activist for the Black community that cares more about actions than words.
Putting Pokers In The Fire
As part of that activism, Cube started the Contract With Black America (CWBA), an organization that created a list of demands that the Black community has for it’s government, intending to foster change going forward.
The CWBA asks politicians for banking, police, and prison reform, elimination of all Confederate statues, federal funding of “baby bonds” starting with $1,000 at birth, and other reforms to support the Black community in order to earn the “support of the Black vote.”
After he put it out, Cube was contacted by both political parties. He is seen as a HUGE influence among Black voters, but more importantly, he’s respected by people across all walks of life, and he has proven to be honest in his business dealings as well as in the worlds of Hollywood, music, and entertainment, so elected leaders we willing to work with him.
But shortly after, he was put on the back burner by the Democrats, who said they’d address his Contract With Black America AFTER the election. Apparently, the things that are important to the Black community don’t interest the Dems this close to the election.
But I guess running an entire campaign for Joe Biden takes all their focus.
However, while the Dems told Cube to chill, Trump and his people not only listened but actively made efforts to work with Cube in order to meet the demands of the CWBA. The goal was to improve the lives of those struggling in the black community, and they had a shared interest in following through on their promises.
So, Cube started working with the administration on what is being called the Platinum Plan.
This isn’t hearsay, either. These are Cube’s OWN words, as spelled out in a tweet: “Facts: I put out the [Contract with Black America]. 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.”
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
So what exactly is the Platinum Plan?
What Trump is proposing would include creating 3 million new jobs in the Black community over the next four years, increasing access to capital by nearly $500 billion, and strengthening Trump’s immigration policies to protect American jobs, adhering to the precedent that his administration established in the past term.
So, why wouldn’t Ice Cube work with the President if it betters the community he represents?
He may not LIKE Donald Trump, but he knows an opportunity when he sees it…
He didn’t get this far in life with having limited vision.
But in predictable fashion, the Left is not taking kindly to Cube’s new partnership.
Falling On The Sword For His Community
Since the team-up was announced, Leftists have been ripping Cube apart on Twitter simply because he’s chosen to take the hand that was offered to him and his community.
Prominent attorney Bakari Sellers tweeted, “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.”
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
You would think that somebody of Seller’s education would know better than to look a gift horse in the mouth…
But obviously he doesn’t.
In fact, this is the tamest of the tweets coming out against Cube, which is a shame, because he’s ultimately just trying to help the black community.
His willingness to work with Trump is summed up in ONE tweet, and if his haters REALLY cared about Black Lives, then they’d best listen up:
“Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we expected to talk to both sides of the isle [sic]. Talking truth to power is part of the process.”
Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we excepted to talk to both sides of the isle. Talking truth to power is part of the process.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 15, 2020
You may not be a Conservative…
You may not support the President…
But we commend you on your bravery KNOWING you’d have to deal with the slings and arrows of brainwashed Leftists.
I’m sure the record books will reflect that GOOD you’re trying to do for you community.
“I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.” – Ice Cube