CNN cancelled an interview with rapper Ice Cube last week after it was revealed that the rapper was working with the Trump campaign.
“So the POWERS that be cancelled my interview on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight. I’ve actually been ban from @CNN for a few months so I was surprised they even asked. But it seems like they can’t handle the truth,” he would post on Twitter.
So the POWERS that be cancelled my interview on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight. I’ve actually been ban from @CNN for a few months so I was surprised they even asked. But it seems like they can’t handle the truth.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 15, 2020
It’s unclear why Ice Cube was banned from the network, although he was accused of anti-Semitism in July after telling anchor Jake Tapper to “watch your mouth” after he called Louis Farrakhan a “vile anti-LGBTQ anti-Semitic misogynist.”
The interview cancellation came two days after Trump adviser Katrina Pierson tweeted “Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan,” which looks to designate $500 billion to black causes.
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
After the situation gained attention Ice Cube was invited back to appear on Cuomo’s primetime program.
During the interview with Cuomo Ice Cube revealed that both campaigns contacted him to learn more about his “Contract with Black America” initiative. However, only the Trump campaign wanted to talk more about it with him, while the Biden campaign said, “We love what you have, but let’s really dig into it after the election,” according to Cube.