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Trump adviser claims Ice Cube working with administration on plan for Black America

Rapper Ice Cube faced blowback this week after a Trump campaign adviser claimed the singer was working with the administration on its platform for African Americans.

Trump adviser Katrina Pierson tweeted Tuesday that the rapper was helping develop the administration’s “Platinum Plan,” which aims to bring $500 billion to Black America. 

“Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan,” Pierson tweeted. “Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!” 

Ice Cube responded on Wednesday, clarifying that both parties contacted him after he released his Contract with Black America, which seeks to address “the heart of racism” and present “a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice.”

The rapper said that Democrats told him they’d address the initiative after the election, while the Trump campaign made adjustments to its plan after speaking with him.

He also responded to a fan who claimed he was now “working with the darkside.” 

“Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us,” Ice Cube tweeted. “They all like and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan.”

In a video posted to his social media on Oct. 11, Ice Cube said that while Democrats had been nice to him, the Trump campaign had “put $500 billion on the table.” However, he claimed that he was only “spitting the truth” as he saw it. 

“I’m trying to get to the truth. I ain’t about to be part of nobody’s program. Nobody’s gonna get me to back down,” he said.

Pierson’s tweet garnered backlash for Ice Cube, with some pointing out that the NWA rapper said he would “never endorse a mothaf—a like Donald Trump” in 2016. 

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