Rapper Ice Cube is hitting back at critics after being attacked by liberals for supporting President Trump’s Platinum Plan to help black Americans.
The rapper claimed, in an interview with Fox Businesses’ Maria Bartiromo that he had approached both the Biden and Trump campaigns to try to engage in an initiative that would help black Americans and eventually settled on Trump’s Platinum Plan because he believed financial help was the best way to help Black Americans.
As The Daily Wire reports:
“I like that it’s aimed towards black Americans, you know, that’s the key. I just think whatever we do got to be aimed towards black Americans,” he said.
Ice Cube emphasized that black people have been unfairly lumped in with other groups through buzzwords like “minority” or “people of color.” Going forward, Ice Cube said he feels that black Americans should be at the front of the line in terms of getting help from any programs.
Though Ice Cube reiterated that he does not wish to be used as anyone’s political pawn or be lumped in with big-name figures like Candace Owens, he did respond to those criticizing his working with the Trump administration.
“At the end of the day, they’re mad ‘cause I’m just willing to work with anybody that’s willing to work with me to see some of these things that’s in the Contract with Black America come to pass,” he said. “I’ve been getting pushback ever since I came out with the Contract with Black America, you know, from everybody who really don’t want us to … have real demands, but people who just want us to basically shut up and vote, and I’m not gonna do that.”