Biden Campaign Says Ice Cube’s claims of dismissal “did not happen”
Congressman Cedric Richmond [D-LA2], National Co-Chair of Biden Campaign, turns up the heat in round 3 of the Ice Cube Political Drama over his Contract With Black America and which political party was willing to accept help from the Hip Hop Legend.
In an interview with Joe Madison on SiriusXM, Richmond responds to Ice Cube’s public claim that the Democratic Party told him they wanted to wait until after the November 3rd election to further discuss his CWBA plan.
“Let me be crystal clear. That did not happen. I met with Ice Cube. We had a Zoom call. So I’m not telling you what other people did, I’m telling you what I did.”
Richmond continued, “We also had an earlier call with D. L. Hughley, Chris Paul, Kenny Smith, Snoop [Dogg], Jeezy – all of them. We did the exact same thing. We talked to them about things they would like to see in our plan to see what their thoughts were. We took notes. We changed our plan where we needed to change it. We added stuff we didn’t have it in there. We did the exact same thing with Ice Cube.”
When news of Richmond’s remarks made their way to the former N.W.A. member, Ice Cube tweeted his defense saying, “please release the Zoom meeting so the world can see.”
Instead of going back and forth Congressman, please release the Zoom meeting so the world can see what was said by all. https://t.co/xfKz4s4Wyf
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 27, 2020
How we got here: the backstory
Round 1: October 13th, Donald Trump’s senior campaign advisor Katrina Pierson thanked Ice Cube on Twitter for “helping” the Trump campaign with ‘The Platinum Plan’. The tweet went viral and so did backlash towards to 30+ year hip hop veteran.
Round 2: Ice Cube attempts to put out the fires and defend his actions, explaining his side of the story on social media and national broadcasts. He also made it very clear that he was not officially endorsing the MAGA candidate. He worked with the campaign that was willing to work with him.
Look forward to speaking with you soon. https://t.co/FqweIaDkS6
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 19, 2020
Amongst the back and forth and tea-sipping, some fans and politicians continued to support the Big3 basketball league founder. On Twitter, U.S. Representative Shelia Jackson Lee [TX] requested a conversation with Ice Cube and he agreed. No word has been publicly made on when the meeting will happen.