Ice Cube, the West Coast rap legend, is once again at the center of controversy following his recent interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. During the interview, which took place in South Central Los Angeles, Cube discussed various hot-button political topics, including Barack Obama’s presidency, Black Lives Matter, and the vaccine.
Expressing his disillusionment with politicians, Ice Cube stated that he doesn’t believe in them, as they often have hidden agendas and owe favors to various individuals. He shared that he was initially proud to witness Obama’s election in 2008, but over time, he became disappointed as he saw little change in the lives of people he cared about.
Regarding the vaccine, Ice Cube revealed that he chose not to take it while filming the movie Oh Hell No, citing concerns about its rushed development and safety. He emphasized the importance of standing by his convictions and being an example for his children, even if it meant giving up a significant sum of money.
The interview also touched on Ice Cube’s views on Black Lives Matter and the sizable donations the organization received after George Floyd’s death. He raised questions about the allocation of funds, expressing doubts about whether the money was reaching those in need.
The interview drew criticism from fans and social media users, who accused Ice Cube of being a sellout for sitting down with the controversial Tucker Carlson. Some expressed disappointment in his choice of interviewees, while others questioned his stance on various issues.
This recent backlash is not the first time Ice Cube has faced controversy. He previously met with politician Robert F. Kennedy Jr., known for his anti-vaccination views, which also drew negative reactions from the public.
While Ice Cube has yet to respond to the criticism surrounding the Tucker Carlson interview, he was quick to defend himself after the RFK Jr. meeting. He clarified on Twitter that a picture does not imply an endorsement and criticized those who misunderstood the situation.
It remains to be seen how Ice Cube will address the current controversy, but his recent interactions have undoubtedly sparked heated debates among his fans and detractors alike.