Ice Cube's been pretty quiet on social media following the backlash he received to work with President Trump. Now, he’s explaining why.
In a new video posted on Instagram and Twitter, the legendary rapper, who had recently revealed that he was working with Trump for his “Contract With Black America” plan, says that he thinks social media has “a lot of poison” right now.
"I know a lot people been wondering where I’ve been,” he said. “I was real active before the election, talking about what’s needed, you know, specifically for the Black community.”
"About 10 days or two weeks before the election, I pushed back all the way pretty much until now because I just felt there was a lot of noise, a lot of poison, a lot of people with they own agendas—personal agendas or party agendas—and they really wanted to attack me for what I was doing because it was outside of the line of what they was doing, or what they believed need to be done,” he continued.
Ice Cube pushed on, telling people to look at leaders for their views and not their policies. "So that's the agenda: to push whatever candidate that's in power—Republican or Democrat—to do what needs to be done," he said.
"I think we've focused on one party way too long ... I just believe that when you really look at the problems we’re going through, it’s bipartisan,” he continued. “You’re really trippin’ if you don’t look at both sides of the aisle and push both sides of the aisle to fix the problem. What’s wrong with that? I think we gotta try that, because our problems are not being solved."
In October, Ice Cube revealed that he hadn’t actually met with Trump. "I didn't run to go work with any campaign. Both campaigns contacted me," he said. "Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the Contract with Black America. One campaign said, 'We love what you have, but let's really dig into after the election.' And one campaign said 'We love what you have, do you mind talking to us about it?' And that's what I did, so I didn't run to nobody."
Check out Ice Cube’s video up above.
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