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Ice Cube responds to claims he is supporting Donald Trump: “Our justice is bipartisan”

By | Published on Thursday 15 October 2020

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Ice Cube has clarified his position after a senior adviser to the Donald Trump re-election campaign thanked the rapper for his help developing policies aimed at African Americans. He said that he had spoken to both Democrats and Republicans about his Contract With Black America project, and that the Trump campaign had taken on board some of its recommendations.

“Shoutout to Ice Cube for his willingness to step up and work with [the Donald Trump] administration to help develop the [African American-focussed] Platinum Plan”, tweeted Katrina Pierson earlier this week. “Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!”

After fans expressed dismay that Cube was working with Trump, the rapper tweeted: “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”.

Responding to one fan’s accusation that he was “working with the Darkside”, he added: “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”.

The Contract With Black America makes various recommendations to improve equality in the US, including reform of the country’s legal and financial systems.