Ice Cube criticized “Saturday Night Live” for mocking him in the opening Halloween episode about teaming up with Donald Trump.
The final episode of the popular pre-2020 NBC sketching show opened with Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden reading a parody of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” and featuring Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton. , Mikey Day’s Nate Silver, as well as Ice Cube and Lil Wayne, are played by actors Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd respectively.
As Biden read from the story, he noted that the rappers were planning to vote for Trump before the camera panned over to the scene where they stood beside him wearing the red hat “Make America Great Again”; . The duo noted that they will vote for Trump as being wealthy celebrities, they worry about their taxes going up under Biden’s presidency.
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“F — you SNL,” the real-life Ice Cube tweeted in response to the clip. “Try to reduce my greed.”
In the sketch, the two rappers noted that Trump was working with them on the Platinum Plan for the Black Community in America.
“If you already have a Platinum Record, you can plan him to do a photo shoot with you,” Thompson told Cube in the sketch.
The real-life rapper seems to have questioned the notion that he’s backing Trump in an effort to pay less taxes. In fact, during his recent appearance on “The Daily Show”, he refused to endorse Trump or Biden, arguing that from the second time he did, the issues presented in the “Contract with “black America” will be brought out the window and he will be included as just another celebrity endorser.
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“I want to put our problems first and be at the forefront of everything. So, you know, it’s politics; campaign Trump makes those headlines, but you’ve got both sides on headlines. You have celebrities on both sides with the title, ”he explained. “You know, campaigns try to use political football in any way they can. At the end of the day, Americans are smarter than that. The American people will review all the events and vote for the person they believe can win and get the job done better.
Ice Cube summarized his thoughts on the subject of working with Trump by noting that anyone who thought working with him on behalf of the Black community made him a complete Trump supporter. incorrect.
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“I know whoever did and tried to use me like that would be confused because I would tell the truth,” he concluded. “I will always tell the truth and that’s the problem. I understand the game. I don’t mind people taking pictures of me because I talk to both sides of the aisle, but always believe this is a non-partisan issue. I said ‘bipartisan’ but it’s really a non-partisan problem. No matter which fence you are on, it’s time for both sides to come together and solve this problem ”.
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In the “Black America Contract,” the Ice Cube asked politicians to reform banks, police and prisons; remove all statues of the Southern Union; Federal funding for “child bonds” began with $ 1,000 at birth, among other reforms to support the Black community to earn “Black election support.”