Ice Cube is clapping back at critics calling him a "sellout" for working with the Trump administration after once claiming he would "never" vote for the President.
The rapper found himself in the middle of a political battle over the past few days due to his "Contract With Black America" initiative, which includes, among other things, a list of issues he feels are affecting Black Americans. He wants answers to his questions before he'll promise his vote. On Oct. 14, a top adviser to President Donald Trump said the music star met with the POTUS' team about developing a plan.
That has enraged many of his fans, but Ice clearly doesn't care.
"When I got [the] bus to school. Homies called me a sellout. When I started rapping in 1983. Bangers called me a sellout," Cube tweeted. "When I left NWA. They called me a sellout. When I start doing movies. Rappers called me a sellout. When I started my own [3-on-3 basketball] league. The arena said it was a sellout."
Cube has said that he would be willing to work with Democrats or Republicans on his "Contract With Black America" initiative — he's also unapologetically labeled both political parties the "dark side."
"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," he wrote to a fan earlier in the week. "Our justice is bipartisan."
Many fans believe he's being used as a political pawn, which Cube scoffs at. He also denied that he's "joined forces" with the Trump team.