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!"
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.