Ice Cube Denies Taking Part In 'Secret Meeting' That Changed Hip Hop

The rap icon took to social media to set the record straight about allegations that he was involved in a gathering that sought to indoctrinate Black youth.

Rap legend Ice Cube is making it clear that he was not a participant in a “secret meeting” where rappers planned to use their music to indoctrinate Black youth, HipHopDX reports.

On X (formerly Twitter), Alex Jones, host of “InfoWars” and a right-wing conspiracy theorist, posted a video clip claiming that Cube had “direct knowledge” that the CIA was using “gangsta rap” to “radicalize” young Black people. The purpose was to influence young Black kids to engage in criminal acts that would lead to their incarceration in private prisons that investors profit from.

Jones captioned the post, “CIA Race War Program Behind Radicalization Of Blacks Via Gangster Rap– Ice Cube Responds.” Also, he shared a video of Cube being interviewed last August during an appearance on the “Club Random with Bill Maher” podcast.

In the video, the “BIG 3” founder argued that owners of record labels seek to control artists by telling them what they can and cannot say in their music. 

“Who benefits and profits off of our benefits and division?” Cube asked. 

When Maher asked who Cube was referring to, Cube said, “Follow the money. I don’t know their names Bill but if you follow the money and you go high enough. you start to see.”

“Literally the same people who own the labels own private prisons,” Cube added.” The records that come out are geared to push people toward the prison industry.

One user picked up Jone’s post and claimed that Cube was present at a “secret meeting” more than 30 years ago.

“I believe Cube @icecube likely has direct knowledge of “the secret meeting” that Krayzie Bone was referring to in the above long clip,” the tweet read. “The ex-Bone Thugs member ( Krayzie Bone) states upon reading the letter that the alleged meeting took place in 1991.”

“It should be noted that Cube’s group was active between 1987-1991 per Wikipedia,” the tweet continued.

Responding to the accusations, Cube refuted any claims that he was a part of any secret meeting or conspiracy theory.

"Opinions are like assholes,” Cube wrote. “Everybody has one and they all stink! What evidence do you have to make a statement like that?"

More than a decade ago, the notion of the alleged meeting described as a “Secret Meeting That Changed Rap” was first floated in a blog post. According to the anonymous source, 25 to 30  movers and shakers in the music business “conspired together in 1991 to create a prison pipeline of sorts through rap music.”

In September, Cube addressed similar allegations when a social media user said that the music of his former group, NWA, helped to destroy the culture.

“B******t,” Cube wrote. “Crack was in the neighborhoods a decade before gangsta rap. In the 70s they called it freebase. So was heroine [sic], weed, Mollys, gangbanging, drive-bys, pimping and hoing, dropping out of school, young girls getting pregnant, cussing, and then using the word N***a. It was all here before NWA.”

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