Ice Cube Faces Backlash For Working With Trump On a Program to Improve Black Communities

Mai Tejapaibul | October 16, 2020
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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.

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."

To which Ice Cube replied:

The rapper said the criticism won't stop him from working with Trump to improve black communities.

(Cover Photo: Eva Rinaldi)