President Donald Trump’s campaign is working with Ice Cube on the campaign’s criminal justice initiative, despite the rapper’s past anti-Semitic comments.
“Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan,” Trump’s campaign advisor Katrina Pierson tweeted, along with a link to the president’s Platinum Plan, which aims to bring “almost $500 billion” to black communities. (RELATED: Nick Cannon Says He Watched His ‘Own Community’ Turn On Him After Apologizing For Anti-Semitic Remarks)
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
A backlash ensued against the 51-year-old rapper, born O’Shea Jackson for working with the Trump campaign, and he responded that he had been in contact with both the Trump campaign and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign about his Contract With Black America (#CWBA) video. In the clip, the rapper talked about creating “a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice,” per the Hill. (RELATED: Ice Cube Spotted With Louis Farrakhan At Sporting Event)