Ice Cube Says People Calling Him Out Have Been 'Promoting Trump's Plan in the Process'

Rapper Ice Cube thinks the people who have been calling him out for meeting with people from President Donald Trump's re-election campaign have metaphorically shot themselves in the foot by promoting the president's "Platinum Plan," in their attempts to criticize the rapper.

The Source Magazine should know by now that my plan is called CONTRACT WITH BLACK AMERICA. By trying to clown me, some people have spent all weekend promoting Trumps plan in the process...but they claim that I’m the one who got tricked. #understandingoverhating https://t.co/isaN6N9Mcw

— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 21, 2020

The former N.W.A. member was responding to a tweet from hip-hop magazine The Source, which was sharing a story about members of the Black Congressional Caucus claiming that the Trump campaign declined to meet with them to discuss a similar proposal to the Platinum Plan.

In his tweet, Ice Cube took issue with The Source calling the Platinum Plan his. "The Source Magazine should know by now that my plan is called CONTRACT WITH BLACK AMERICA," he wrote.

The rapper and actor has discussed his Contract with Black America extensively. After Trump campaign advisor Katrina Pierson tweeted a shoutout to Ice Cube for "his willingness to step up and work with" the Trump administration on the Platinum Plan.

The rapper clarified that while he didn't endorse either candidate, he did meet with both to discuss his plan. "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," he wrote.

After Pierson had thanked him, backlash poured in from fans who were upset that the rapper seemed to be supporting Trump. In his most recent tweet, Ice Cube said that his critics may have hurt their own cause by publicly denouncing him. "By trying to clown me, some people have spent all weekend promoting Trumps plan in the process," he wrote. "[B]ut they claim that I'm the one who got tricked."

Prior to the controversy, the rapper had released a video encouraging people to be skeptical of all politicians, as previously reported. Ice Cube responded to a fan who brought up an old tweet where he said he wouldn't endorse Trump by saying that he hadn't endorsed either candidate, but he has been critical of former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign. In a Saturday tweet, he called for Biden's campaign to "do way more for Black People to sure up the vote."

I haven’t endorsed anybody. https://t.co/kmP99DdZug

— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 15, 2020

While he has been critical of the Biden campaign, Ice Cube has recently lashed out at members of the Trump campaign. On Tuesday, he called out Eric Trump, who shared a doctored photo of Ice Cube and 50 Cent to make it appear like the pair were wearing Trump 2020 hats. Trump deleted the tweet after Ice Cube responded.

Ice Cube's publicist did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

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Ice Cube performs during the "How the West was Won" tour at Toyota Amphitheatre on October 12, 2019 in Wheatland, California. Getty/Tim Mosenfelder