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Ice Cube lost a $9 million job because he refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Rachel Lang

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Ice Cube lost a $9 million job because he refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy. Andrey Deryabin / Alamy.

Ice Cube has confirmed he missed out on a major movie deal after he refused to get the coronavirus vaccine.

The NWA rapper and actor, real name O’Shea Jackson, was a firm supporter of wearing masks throughout the pandemic.

In August 2021, amid the Delta variant’s surge across the US, he donated 2,000 face masks to Bacone College in Oklahoma.

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This came after he promoted mask-wearing with 'Check yo self before you wreck yo self' shirts back in 2020.

Despite his pro-mask movement, reports suggested he missed out on a massive payday in Sony’s comedy show Oh Hell No, because he declined to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Ice Cube attends the Straight Outta Compton world premiere at L.A. Live in 2015. Credit: The Photo Access / Alamy
Ice Cube attends the Straight Outta Compton world premiere at L.A. Live in 2015. Credit: The Photo Access / Alamy

He has now confirmed those reports in the latest episode of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast.

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"I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf**king jab,” Cube said.

"I turned down $9 million ($AUD13.5 million, £7.5 million)."

He added: "I didn’t want to get the jab. F**k that jab. F**k ya’ll for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now."

He later clarified that he didn't actually turn down the movie at all.

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"Those motherf**kers didn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot. I didn’t turn it down," he said.

"They just wouldn’t give it to me. The Covid shot, the jab…I didn’t need it. I didn’t catch that s**t at all. Nothing. F**k them."

The 'Straight Out Of Compton' rapper added: "I didn’t need that s**t."

The podcasts hosts asked if that meant Ice Cube would leave Hollywood over the vaccine issue and instead move into streaming.

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But the rapper and movie star had nothing but barbs for the industry.

"That’s Hollywood thought," he said. "They’re on some s**t. But me too, I’m on some s**t too."

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The podcasters pressed him further about if that meant the rapper was working on his own independent production.

Cube replied: "I’m working on it. I’m hustling. Got a lot of things up my sleeve."

So, watch this space, we guess.

Ice Cube has previously made headlines over his views on the coronavirus.

"Doctors of the world: Stop lying about the Coronavirus. The people need absolute TRUTH," he wrote in June of 2020.

He also posted a mock-up album cover called Lethal Injection, which he captioned, "GOT THE [CURE] FOR THE CORONAVIRUS."

Topics: Celebrity, Coronavirus, Health, News, Rap, US News

Rachel Lang
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