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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

VIDEO: Ice Cube says Joe Biden still hasn’t spoken with him about his contract with black America

In the months leading up to the 2020 election, legendary rapper Ice Cube made quite a few headlines, many of which were confusing. (Read More Here).

He spread some anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Twitter, and caught a sizable amount of backlash after meeting with Donald Trump to discuss his Contract with Black America. Shortly afterward, he joined a virtual panel for a right-wing Israeli organization. At the time, Cube said all along that the Biden administration wanted to wait until after the election to speak with him.

Cube’s multi-part Contract With Black America calls for dozens of major changes to American society. The list includes things like $1,000 bonds at birth for Black children, the removal of all Confederate statues, and reparations for slavery. Cube wants the government to enforce mandatory funding for Black-owned Hollywood studios and record labels. The contract calls for existing networks and production studios to hire a minimum of 13% Black cast and crew members.

“Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about it,” Cube explained in an interview with The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah. “I was eager to talk to both campaigns. I’m done playing this politic game, joining sides. To me, that doesn’t get the job done. You know, what gets the job done is to try to make a deal with whoever is in power and hopefully they see what we’re going through.”

“They reached out; we gotta set the meeting,” he said on the “Ryan Cameron: Uncensored” radio show.

Cube revealed that the president and his team got in contact with him on Tuesday (Feb. 2). The legendary rapper added that the meeting is still in its early planning stages and he’s not sure what format it will be in; whether by Zoom or in-person. They also haven’t set a date yet, he shared, though he said the meeting could quite possibly take place later this month.

“I would love to bring some people in; I work with some great experts who know the root of the problem much better than me,” he told Cameron. “I would love to bring in the specialists I have and the experts I have to see what we can do to start moving the ball down the field.” 

“I’m available… Whenever they’re ready; I’m there,” he added. “I’m hoping everything will be positive.”

Cube previously faced backlash for meeting with Donald Trump about the contract after he claimed Biden’s team wanted to wait to discuss the plan until after the election. However, he has long stated that his “end game” is to get whoever’s in office to adopt the plan; Republican or Democrat.

Cube previously spoke with TMZ about the contract, which he says addresses racial inequalities in the banking and financial industries, criminal justice system, policing, education and more.

“Making sure that a fair amount of government contracts go to Black businesses,” he named as one of the contract’s talking points. “… I really want to focus on economics. I think economics could fix a lot of these other social problems.”

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