Ice Cube was a trending Twitter topic on Wednesday (June 10) after he was accused of posting anti-Semitic propaganda. As the N.W.A legend continued sharing an onslaught of posts for most of the day, many wondered if his account had been hacked — but he eventually snuffed out that notion.
“This is CUBE,” he wrote. “My account has not been hacked. I speak for no organization. I only speak for the meek people of thee earth. We will not expect crumbles from your table. We have to power of almighty God backing us all over the earth. NO MORE TALKING. Repent.”
Cube’s Twitter tirade resumed on Thursday (June 11) with posts arriving roughly every five minutes. Most recently, the seasoned actor was explaining his stance on Hollywood after he posted a meme intended to illustrate the Academy Awards’ perceived treatment of black filmmakers, actors and producers, et cetera.
Cube — the same rapper who contributed to Public Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet classic “Burn Hollywood Burn” — explained he was simply tired of the complacency in the movie industry.
“Of course I’m not against Hollywood all together,” he said. “But the truth is, they are COMPLACENT in steadily pushing a narrative of RACISM to the world about who we are as BLACK PEOPLE, on the screen and behind the scenes. They owe us and the AMERICA a chance to see who we really are.
“My brother Tyler Perry has an incredible studio in Atlanta, but he had to built that was this own two hands. I believe the major studios owe the BLACK COMMUNITY our own studio. Paid for by the Majors all together. We’re we can do our own films without any outside influences.”
Cube’s memes, at times, have been extremely controversial but have gotten people’s attention. The gangsta rap pioneer has been fired up since the police killing of 46-year-old black man George Floyd on May 25 — and the murder clearly took a toll on him.
Three days after Floyd’s death, he canceled an appearance on Good Morning America, explaining he was in “no mood to tell America, good morning.”