Ice Cube says his not playing politics with black votes

O’Shea Jackson, popularly known as Ice Cube recently came under fire for accepting to meet with White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner to discuss his “Contract with Black America.” Although Ice Cube has been very vocal in the past about his dislike for President Donald Trump and his administration, critics do not seem to understand why he would accept to meet with Kushner to discuss Black votes.

Many critics are getting the impression that the rapper is being used by the Trump administration to endorse the president. Kushner has also had his fair share of criticisms from the Black community over racist statements. In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Kushner implied that Black people were not successful enough.

“One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that there are complaining about,” Kushner said. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”

Ice Cube has continued to defend himself on why he met with the Trump administration. He accepted an appearance on Fox News to discuss his meeting with the Trump administration. He was also named Fox News “Power Player of the Week.”

During the interview, Ice Cube responded to the anchor’s question of whether he had “mellowed over the years” as people have begun to call him a sellout.

“I told everybody that, you know, I’m not playing politics with this. I’m willing to meet with anybody who could bring this to – to life and make it a reality,” Ice Cube said.

“I may find a pressure point. That’s the only way you can push. You know, my daddy told me a long time ago, no matter who’s the president, you got to get up and go to work in the morning and always remember that. So, no matter who’s the president, I’m going to get up and go to work in the morning.”

The 51-year-old rapper and businessman said he met with both Democrats and Republicans to present a proposal of investing $500 billion into black communities. He revealed that the Biden campaign team agreed to work with him after the election, whereas, the Trump administration showed more interest in accepting his proposal.

The proposal includes declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday, make more economic efforts to boost black wealth, and prosecuting the Ku Klux Klan and Antifa as terrorist organizations. It also includes the creation of 3 million new jobs in black communities over the next four years and tailored health care plans to address historic racial disparities.

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz doesn’t buy Biden’s campaign move to find a common ground with the Black community. He believes that the Biden campaign takes black America for granted by not agreeing to Ice Cube’s proposal.

“It’s pretty clear that the Joe Biden plan for black America is to take Black America for granted. Just look at Ice Cube’s experience – he wrote a contract with Black America: a series of policy goals to improve quality of life for black Americans,” Gaetz said on Fox News. “The Democrats told him well that’s very nice that you’ve put that together, we’ll talk to you after the election. Meanwhile, the Trump campaign said let’s build out a platinum plan for black America, let’s use the contract with Black America as a foundation for that.”

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