Rapper-actor Ice Cube appeared on CNN and defended his decision to work with President Donald Trump’s campaign on an economic plan for black Americans, and demanded his critics spend more time telling the Biden campaign to do more for black Americans.
According to Ice Cube, both the Trump and Biden campaigns contacted him to discuss his plan and that he has never met Trump in person.
Ice Cube’s comments follow criticism from leftists and Black Lives Matter supporters after Trump campaign advisor Katrina Pierson confirmed that Ice Cube had worked with the Trump campaign in its development of the “Platinum Plan,” which is also aimed at improving the lives of black Americans.
On Saturday morning, the rapper also responded to his critics by urging people to spend more time holding the Biden campaign to account over their plans for black America.
“A lot of energy being spent on telling me to stay in my lane,” he wrote.
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
A lot of energy being spent on telling me to stay in my lane. Zero energy spent on telling Biden/Harris they need to do way more for Black people to sure up the vote. Smh
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 17, 2020