Ice Cube goes on expletive-filled rant after anti-vax position costs him $9 million

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Ice Cube goes on expletive-filled rant after anti-vax position costs him $9 million

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Ice Cube has confirmed that he really did lose out on a $9 million movie deal because he refused to get to Covid-19 vaccine.

The former NWA rapper has shown off his acting chops in a number of films over the years, from Boyz N The Hood to Ride Along, but his lucrative career started to dry up once he revealed his anti-vax stance.

Ice Cube had been speaking to podcast Million Dollaz Worth of Game when he revealed: "I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf***ing jab.

Ice Cube is anti-vax and proud of it.  Live in 2015. Credit: The Photo Access / Alamy
Ice Cube is anti-vax and proud of it. Live in 2015. Credit: The Photo Access / Alamy

"I turned down $9 million. I didn’t want get the jab. F*** that jab. F*** ya’ll for trying to make me get it.

"So, you know, I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now."

When someone else on the podcast suggested he ditched Hollywood and went into streaming, Cube told him: "That’s Hollywood though. They’re on some sh*t. But me too, I’m on some sh*t... I'm working on it, I'm hustling.

"I'm worried about nothing. I've got a lot of things up my sleeve."

He later clarified that he didn't turn down the $9 million, but rather 'the motherf***ers wouldn't give it to me because I wouldn't get the shot.'

Really hammering the point home that he was absolutely, definitely, 100% anti-vax. Ice Cube added: "I didn't need that sh*t. I didn't catch that sh*t at all... I didn't need that sh*t... Ain't gonna take no sh*t I don't need."

It was back in October of last year when reports emerged that Ice Cube had been dropped from an upcoming Sony comedy film called Oh Hell No.

The film was due to be directed by Bad Trip's Kitao Sakuri and star Jack Black as Sherman, a man who falls in love with his friend Will's (Ice Cube) mother.

Reports at the time claimed that production had asked everyone on set to get vaccinated before shooting began that winter.

People have had quite a mixed response to Ice Cube's admission.

Some fellow anti-vaxxers are proud of the rapper for speaking his truth, calling him 'the real deal' and the 'voice of the people'.

But others are extremely disappointed in him for believing in the 'plandemic' conspiracy theories.

"This isn’t integrity from Ice Cube. This is ignorance," wrote one fan.

"Bragging about not taking a vaccine that saved lives & losing out on $9 million dollars ain't the flex you think it is," commented another.

All I can say is this guy has to be the proudest bag fumbler I've ever seen.

Topics: Celebrity, Coronavirus, Film and TV

Ali Condon
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