(SNews) – Rap music legend and current Hollywood movie mogul, Ice Cube, also known as O’Shea Jackson, urged black Americans to reconsider their ties to the Democratic Party in a recent interview.
During the interview on Full Send Podcast, host Kyle Forgeard asked Ice Cube about the backlash he faced over his association with Trump during the last election.
Ice Cube said: “I mean, I never supported Trump or Biden. I never asked to speak to the Republicans or the Democrats.
“I created a document called the ‘Contract with Black America,’ which addressed various issues we believed were the cause of the unrest after George Floyd’s killing.
“I released the document, and both Republicans and Democrats wanted to talk to me.
“I spoke with both parties about the Contract.
“The Republicans asked if they could implement some things from the Contract into their proposal.
“I stated that the document was open for anyone to use in any way they desired.
“If they wanted to use it for educational purposes, they could.
“If they wanted to add more ideas or paragraphs to it, they could.
“If they wanted to use it to bring about legislative change, they could.
“So I didn’t mind them using it.
“I also met with the Democrats, who said they liked 90% of what was in there and would discuss it with me after the election.
“There seems to be a stigma in the African American community regarding Republicans and similar parties.
“I don’t know what’s going on in the African American community when it comes to that. “Black people have overwhelmingly supported Democrats for 50 to 60 years, and yet nothing has changed.
“So something needs to change.”
🔥 Ice Cube on the Black Community Being Loyal to the Democrat Party: 'Something's Gotta Change'
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