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Social media activist Ice Cube will be a headline speaker at a pro-President Trump event, the annual gala of the Zionist Organization of America.

"'I gotta say it was a good day' when my friend Cube readily and happily agreed to speak at our ZOA Gala," said ZOA president Morton Klein, quoting one of the rapper's lyrics.

Klein reached out to Cube in July and the two forged an unlikely friendship.

"We both grew up poor in Black hoods. Cube told me he thanked Jews for starting NAACP, many Black schools & fighting for Black civil rights," Klein wrote in a statement.

"Cube told me he supports condemning Black & all antisemitism & I condemned all racism," he added.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, was called out on social media by angry followers last month after he expressed his support for Trump's $500 billion Platinum Plan to provide economic opportunities for the Black community.

The semi-retired film director was forced to deny his affiliation with the Trump administration while at the same time stressing the importance of the economic plan for his people.

Jackson, 51, was also accused of anti-Semitism by his Jewish followers when he shared a series of memes in some of his tweets.

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Ice Cube was a guest on "Cocktails With Queens" hosted by Claudia Jordan this week.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, explained why he declined to jump on a call with Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris.

"I'm here for both administrations. I'm here to talk about the contract with Black America," he said.

He said he declined to participate in a Zoom call with Harris and 12 other celebrities because he spent a lot of time putting together his Contract with Black America. He added that the call with entertainers wouldn't be productive.

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"I felt like our plan is so broad that you can't talk about it with twelve other people who had nothing to do with it," he said.

The rapper-turned-director said he was promised a call with Harris to discuss his CWBA, but he never received that call from her.

In previous statements, he said the Biden/Harris camp told him they would get back with him after the election.

Jackson said the Republicans were willing to speak to him about his CWBA.

He said he spoke with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and they never got around to discussing his Contract with Black America.

Jackson complained about the 'Queens' hosts talking over him (particularly LisaRaye and Vivica A. Fox) who weren't listening to what he has to say.
 

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Tip "T.I." Harris defended fellow rapper Ice Cube for sitting down with President Donald Trump to discuss his ambitious Contract with Black America.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, met with both political parties to discuss his plan for economic recovery for the Black community. Only Trump was willing to share his $500 billion plan with Jackson. The Biden camp told him they would get back to him after the election.

T.I. told Power 106 that people should "give Cube the benefit of his reputation." He said only one party was willing to give Jackson a viable plan to develop businesses in the Black community.

"To add input to this initiative for the greater good of your people, and only one side responds? That's not Cube's fault. If we ain’t never known or seen or caught Cube on no bullsh*t - doing no tap dancing and bending over backwards for no white supremacist. Why you think he gon' start right now 35, 40 years in? Why? You've got to give him the credit of his credibility. And if you ain’t never known him to be on bullsh*t before, why you gon' just automatically put him in the mix of some bullsh*t now?"

T.I. also revealed that Polow Da Don told him that Trump and his team wanted to meet with him.
 

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CNN canceled an interview with rap legend Ice Cube after a Trump aide revealed he was working with the Trump administration to develop a $500 billion investment in the Black community.

"So the POWERS that be cancelled my interview on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight," the 51-year-old rapper-turned-actor tweeted to his 5.5 million followers on Thursday.

Ice Cube, born O'Shea Jackson, said he was surprised CNN even asked him for an interview.

"I've actually been ban from @CNN for a few months so I was surprised they even asked. But it seems like they can't handle the truth."

Trump top adviser Katrina Pierson took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank the legendary rapper for helping the Trump administration develop the "Platinum Plan."

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Trump plans to "Increase access to capital in Black communities by almost $500 billion" to be spent in various ways, including creating 3 million new jobs for the Black community and creating 500,000 new Black-owned businesses.

In another tweet, Ice Cube made it clear that he hasn't endorsed anyone in the 2020 presidential elections.

"I haven't endorsed anybody," he tweeted, in response to a user who unearthed a 2016 tweet in which the rapper said he would "never endorse a mothaf–ka like Donald Trump."

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Ice Cube defended himself after his support of Donald Trump sparked a social media meltdown on Wednesday.

President Trump's top adviser Katrina Pierson took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank the legendary rapper for helping the Trump administration to develop Trump's $500 billion economic recovery "Platinum Plan" for the Black community.

"Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan... Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!"

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The news comes after Ice Cube, born O'Shea Jackson, tweeted on Oct. 11 that he'd met with both parties (Republicans and Democrats), and he revealed that he's not supporting the Democrats in the 2020 election.

That didn't sit well with Ice Cube's followers, whose parents and grandparents are lifelong Democrats.

The backlash on Twitter was swift and unrelenting.

Political commentator Bakari Sellers, a Democrat, tweeted that Ice Cube "fell for something shiny" with the Trump campaign.

"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 (Supreme Court of the United States) & @icecube fell for something shiny."

Hitting back amid the backlash, Ice Cube insisted he had spoken to both Trump and Biden's teams about his proposed Contract With Black America, which he said "strikes at the heart of racism and presents a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice".

The rap mogul tweeted:

"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."

Ice Cube added that after hearing both sides, he eventually decided to go with Trump, who offered more than lip service.

Cube felt Trump's economic recovery plan would be best for the Black community as a whole. Trump's proposed Platinum Plan aims to create three million new jobs in the Black community over the next four years, and create 500 million new Black-owned businesses by increasing access to financial capital.

Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has previously said he doesn't support reparations for American descendants of slavery.

When one person accused Ice Cube of joining the "darkside", the rapper responded:

"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."

A recent poll revealed Trump's support among Black men has grown from 8% in 2016 to 45% in 2020.

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Ice Cube has jumped on board the Trump Train.

Trump top adviser Katrina Pierson took to Twitter to thank the legendary rapper for helping the Trump administration to develop the #Platinum Plan.

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The news comes after Ice Cube, born O'Shea Jackson, tweeted on Oct. 11 that he'd met with both parties (Republicans and Democrats), and he revealed that he's not supporting the Democrats in the 2020 election.

Jackson also hyped the $500 billion on the table from Republicans to fund black business startups, which is part of Trump's four-year "Platinum Plan."

According to Vladtv.com, Trump plans to "Increase access to capital in Black communities by almost $500 billion" to be spent in various ways, including creating 3 million new jobs for the Black community and creating 500,000 new Black-owned businesses.

You can see Trump's Platinum Plan in detail below.

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Ice Cube raised eyebrows when he tweeted what appears to be anti-Semitic imagery and conspiracy theories on Twitter.com earlier this week.

The 50-year-old rapper, actor and director tweeted an image of a group of men playing Monopoly on the backs of Black people. Another image suggested that the "Black Cube of Saturn" is part of the Star of David.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, tweeted imagery that didn't make much sense to some of his followers -- including an image of a police officer copulating with a dog.

Cube also shared images of Egyptian statues on Wednesday that have been linked to a Russian propaganda website, according to The Daily Beast.

Many of Cube's followers asked him to take the images down, but he refused.

In response to fans and friends who believed his Twitter page was hacked, Cube wrote:

"This is CUBE. My account has not been hacked. I speak for no organization. I only speak for the meek people of thee earth. We will not expect crumbles from your table. We have to power of almighty God backing us all over the earth. NO MORE TALKING. Repent."

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Ice Cube (pictured with his wife Kimberly) has always been outspoken on social issues, particularly on the subject of police brutality. As a member of the rap group NWA, Ice Cube made headlines when he defended the group's hit song "Fuk Da Police".

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Rapper Ice Cube was scheduled to appear on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday to discuss the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

But the ex-NWA member told his 4.9 million Twitter followers that he decided to cancel his appearance on the talk show at the last minute.

"I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd I'm in no mood to tell America, good morning," he tweeted.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, uses his platform to express the fears millions of Black men have as targets of police violence in America.

"How long will we go for Blue on Black Crime before we strike back???" he tweeted on May 26.

In another tweet, Jackson shared a photo of Derek Chauvin, the white cop who killed Floyd, who is Black. Chauvin's picture is next to a photo of a white supremacist wearing a "Make Whites Great Again" cap. His followers told him the man was not the fired cop, but Jackson retweeted his own tweet and wrote:

"The F.B.I. knows exactly who the racist are in each police department and still let them keep there jobs until something like this happens. Stop sitting on critical information. Weed them out and get them out...NOW!"

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O'Shea Jackson Jr. broke hearts everywhere when he stepped out with his longtime girlfriend over the weekend. The couple held hands while shopping for organic groceries at the local farmers market on Sunday.

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The hunky 28-year-old Pisces is the son of rap mogul and movie director O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson of NWA fame. O'Shea Jr made his acting debut playing his father Ice Cube in the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which his dad also produced.

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O'Shea Jr released a mixtape Jackin' for Beats in 2012 under the stage name OMG. He also rapped on his dad's studio album I Am the West.

O'Shea was the first of four children born to Ice Cube and his wife Kimberly Woodruff, 49.

Megan Thee Stallion was spotted backstage at the HOT 97 Who's Next Pre-Summer Jam concert at SOB's. The 24-year-old rapper paid the funeral costs for 26-year-old Cyril Briscoe who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Prince Georges County, Md, CBS' local Baltimore affiliate reports.

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