Former rapper-turned-movie star Ice Cube was not impressed with the parade of Hollywood star power and sanctimonious speeches at last week’s Democratic national convention.
In a video he tweeted out Saturday, the question Cube posed to the party, is “what’s in it for us?” Specifically citing a sorely lacking plan to address the issues the black community is currently facing. “The way it looks, they don’t have a plan.”
He criticized the democratic party for a continuous rhetoric of “get Trump out,” during all four days of the convention. Speakers ranging from politicians to celebrities repetitively hammered a message to supporters that they must vote to avoid the outcome of the 2016 election.
Cube seemed disgusted that the public was “really eating” up the remarks, which were devoid of any actual substance. “If you vote, that’s going to happen on the first day. So now what? Trump out. Now what? What do we get in the first hundred days?”
He cited the $3 trillion-dollar bailout as a massive failure for the economy. “That’s American taxpayer money,” he stated. “And they gave it to their friends.” Money that should have gone to aid struggling businesses, specifying that 42% of Black owned businesses in the nation were shutting down. “Where’s the bailout, not the PPE loan that they didn’t give us? Where’s the bailout?”
Ice Cube cautioned that the public is “really eating” up the Democrat’s party line and has challenged Americans to make politicians work for their votes. “They can start today. Make their a** earn that vote, man.”
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— Ice Cube (@icecube) August 22, 2020