Just days after rapper 50 Cent tepidly endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, fellow entertainer Ice Cube revealed he skipped out on a meeting with Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris because he knew it wouldn’t be “productive.”
Earlier this month, Cube faced intense backlash from those on the left when it was revealed by a Trump campaign staffer he advised the president’s administration on its “Platinum Plan,” an initiative to invest $500 billion into black communities across the country. In his own tweet, Cube praised the White House for meeting with him to discuss his “Contract with Black America.”
The rapper also called out the Democrats for — in his view — playing politics.
And this week, he admitted to blowing off a meeting with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) because he was confident it “wasn’t going to be productive.”
“We had spent a lot of people’s time putting the Contract with Black America together, and I just thought that getting on a Zoom call with 12 other entertainers all shooting what they believe needs to be done, to me wasn’t going to be productive,” he explained, according to The Grio.
Cube also revealed his lawyer has “a connection” to Harris, adding he was “promised a call that I never received,” presumably from the senator. “So that’s why I didn’t feel like I wanted to be on that Zoom call,” he said.
The call Cube was invited to participate in involved several other entertainers, including D.L. Hughley, Snoop Dogg, and Killer Mike.
“I wanted to have a serious conversation and not just a rally cry kind of conversation,” he explained.
Cube said he’s still waiting on a call from Harris.