Proving that no good deed goes unpunished by the left, rapper/actor Ice Cube is now facing backlash for assisting the Trump administration with a new policy to help improve black Americans' lives.
The policy, called "the Platinum Plan," plans promise to "increase access to capital in black communities by almost $500 billion" through the four pillars of "opportunity, security, prosperity and fairness." The proposal hinges on improving black Americans' access to jobs, increasing the number of black owned businesses, and increasing education and training opportunities, among other efforts.
Ice Cube's involvement first started when he came up with "Contract With Black America," a program that aims to bring citizens and lawmakers together to develop with a "comprehensive thorough 'rethink' of America so that each new approach in each area supports the success of the others." The rapper said he met with both parties after they reached out to him about his program, but said only the Trump campaign was willing to work with him on it before the election. Ice Cube said he was able to advise the administration on improving their own program.
Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 14, 2020
But his collaboration with the White House - the only ones apparently willing to work with him - got Ice Cube a lot of backlash from fans and the media. One fan expressed his disappointment at Ice Cube for working with the "Darkside."
My Hip-Hop HERO @icecube is working with the Darkside. I haven't felt this low since Kobe passed. HEARTBREAKING. Cube, I'm not sure you understand how much we value your voice. And when we see you "jumping the shark," it KILLS us. Especially in 2020. 😔— Danny Morrison Media (@dannymoshow) October 14, 2020
To which Ice Cube replied:
Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan. https://t.co/xFIXXpOs8B— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 14, 2020
The rapper said the criticism won't stop him from working with Trump to improve black communities.
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