Ice Cube took a break from political posting — save for a few one-off tweets — after Election Day. The California native was active prior to the election through his Contract with Black America and work with the Trump administration. Now, Cube has returned with a video to offer followers an update on what he’s been working on and explain his absence.
“I know a lot of people have been wondering where I’ve been,” he began in the clip, which he shared on Monday (Nov. 3). “I was real active before the election, talking about what’s needed specifically for the Black community.”
“About 10 days or two weeks before the election, I pushed back — all the way until pretty much now because I just felt it was a lot of noise; a lot of poison,” he continued. “A lot of people that had their own agendas — personal agendas or party agendas — and they really wanted to attack me for what I was doing because it was outside of the line of what they was doing, or what they believe needs to be done.”
The N.W.A. co-founder continued by saying that the election results haven’t changed his goals.
“When you recognize that people don’t really wanna get to the truth; they just wanna perpetuate their own narrative against you, it was time for me to push back,” he said. “Honestly, I don’t really care who’s the president. I understand that no matter who’s the president, you’ve gotta push them to do things for you and your community.”
Cube added that his agenda is “to push whatever candidate’s in power — Republican or Democrat — to do what needs to be done.”
“I think we’ve just focused on one party for way too long,” he continued. “Some of us are getting taken care of with that, and a lot of the community is not.”
“I just believe that when you really look at the problems we’re going through, it’s bipartisan,” he added. “You’re really trippin’ if you don’t look at both sides of the aisle and push both sides of the aisle to fix the problem. What’s wrong with that? I think we gotta try that, because our problems are not being solved.”
Despite working with the Trump administration on the president’s Platinum Plan, Cube has said before that the areas he’s looking to address are bipartisan issues. The Friday actor previously clarified that he did not endorse Trump for reelection and sent his Contract with Black America to both Republicans and Democrats.
In his video, Cube said he’s been “working behind the scenes” to modify the contract and partner with “major companies.” The rapper also addressed those who criticized his working with Trump.
“A lot of people don’t care about getting to the truth,” he said, adding, “I’ma just watch you and see what you get out [of] the whole deal.”
Watch Cube’s full video below.