Ice Cube Aired On CNN After Tweeting He Was Cancelled Because They Can’t Handle The Truth

In a series of tweets, the rapper and actor said he was canceled due to them not being able to "handle the truth." After the outburst, Cube's interview was later filmed with CNN.

Ice Cube said he would no longer be appearing on Chris Cuomo's show Cuomo Prime Time on October 15th.

"So the POWERS that be cancelled my interview on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight," he wrote. "I've actually been ban from @CNN for a few months so I was surprised they even asked. But it seems like they can't handle the truth."

This claims of cancelation came exactly a day after Cube's tweet about working with President Donald Trump on black issues with his group Contract with Black America on a "Platinum Plan." Trump's Platinum Plan is a four-year program that pledges to help create three million new jobs for African Americans.

He also responded to users giving him backlash by quoting a tweet, dated August 2016, simply saying: "I haven't endorsed anybody."

Despite claiming that he is not pro-Trump, Cube also confirmed that he had been in touch with the president. One of Trump's senior advisors thanked him for stepping up to work with the president's administration "to help develop the Platinum Plan."

Cube tweeted that both parties contacted him after he released his Contract with Black America, which seeks to address "the heart of racism" and present "a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice."

The rapper said that Democrats told him they’d address the initiative after the election, while the Trump campaign made adjustments to its plan after speaking with him.

Cube further responded to the development on Twitter. In response to an article in The Washington Post about the controversy, Ice Cube said “I will advise anybody on the planet who has the power to help Black Americans close the enormous wealth gap.”

Cube also previously posted a video expressing skepticism towards politicians, mentioning former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris. He also called for the Black community to band together in a fight against systemic racism.

"There's systems in place, as we all know. It ain't cause we ain't doing what we're supposed to do as Black people, because, of course we all could do better. There's s**t that we need to do to clean up ourselves and our community, but besides that s**t, the system is f**ked up," he began the clip.

"I don't know if we could count on any parties to get us out this s**t, to be honest. So we are going to have to do lots of things different as a Black community."

Later on in the video, Cube admitted: "Everybody's been mad at me, cause I haven't been on the f**king-y'know-the gravy train of these candidates, especially Joe Biden and Harris. I don't trust none of them. No president has done right by us. So I don't trust none of them."

CNN later decided to air an explosive interview with Cube and Cuomo filled with the rapper's opinions on various topics from police brutality, to politics.

The legendary rapper discussed police violence and how it’s “just part of our life here.” He continued, “Once we get some capital, we’ll be treated better. This is a capitalistic society and if you ain’t got no money — you see how people are treated on the street. Bottom line is, dollars bring dignity… we need to close this wealth gap.

“It’s not getting smaller. Do some research; this is the problem in America. Black people have no capital. We own half of a point when it comes to all the wealth in America — 13.5 percent of people living off half of a point. We can’t survive in America for another 100 years living like this.”

Cube appeared immediately offended in the interview after Cuomo insinuated the NWA rapper sought out the Trump campaign.

“Your lead-ins are a little misleading,” he told Cuomo. “The Platinum Plan is not my plan. I came up with Contract With Black America [CWBA]. I didn’t run to work with any campaign. Both campaigns contacted me. Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the Contract With Black America … I didn’t run to nobody, so that was real misleading to me. You said I ran over to the Trump team instead of the Biden team and that’s just not true. I’m willing to work with both teams. I’m just working with whoever is willing to work with me.”

Cube then asserted he was “not playing no more of these political games” and would go to “whoever’s in power.” He added, “I’m going there for Black Americans, the ones who are the decedents of slaves, and that’s what I’m going to talk to anybody who’s in power. If anybody has a problem with that, it seems like a personal problem.”

When Cuomo asked how he could possibly trust Trump’s word, Cube replied, “I’ve never met Donald Trump. I don’t know what he’s going to do. I just know what he said he’s going to do. Both of them have a plan. Both of them say say they’re going to do something. Who knows whats going to happen after November 3. Nobody knows, from each side. We’re all hoping candidates keep their campaign promises.”

He then assured Cuomo, “I’m not trusting any of them. I’m just going by action. That’s all I’m going by. I’m not going by words, rhetoric, media spin — I’m not going by any of that. I’m not on nobody’s team. I’m not on team blue. I’m not on team red. I’m an independent person and I believe that’s what Black people need to do is become independent and we need to get something for our vote … I’m working with whoever’s in power. Whoever wins, they’ll hear from me.”

Cube then explained the motive behind the CWBA, saying, “My plan is broad. It goes beyond the public sector. It goes into the private sector — banks, even the movie industry. We gotta deal with a lot of different companies, corporations and even government when it comes to solving this problem. I believe it’s a bipartisan problem when it comes to Blacks in America and what’s going on.

“This is for both of them to solve … they seem to come together when it something that really affects America, and I don’t think nothing affects America more than the situation that Black America finds ourselves in. This country is coming apart at the seams, and it’s not going to come together unless we deal with this wealth gap.”

While Cube was thankful Cuomo invited him on his platform, he had a few words for fellow CNN anchor Don Lemon who, according to Twitter, basically called Cube ignorant following the interview. You can watch the interview with Cube and Cuomo below!

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