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From N.W.A. to MAGA: Ice Cube takes some heat for working with the Trump administration

October 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 547 -- Pictured: Actor/musician Ice Cube during an interview on June 22, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

Rapper Ice Cube once said he would never endorse Donald Trump. And though not an endorsement, the rapper is causing a stir this week for working with Trump on his plan for Black America.

(CNN)Rapper Ice Cube once said he would never endorse Donald Trump.

And though not an endorsement, the rapper is causing a stir this week for working with the President on his plan for Black America.

Cube confirmed and defended his stance on Wednesday, tweeting that the Trump campaign made adjustments to "their plan" after talking to him about his Contract With Black America, a plan he released earlier this year to address racial inequality, while Democrats said they would wait until after the election.

"Every side is the Darkside for us here in America," Ice Cube tweeted, while defending the work he's done with Trump.

Dubbed the "Platinum Plan," Trump's plan for Black America includes initiatives like "neighborhoods with highest policing standards" and replacing "failing schools" with "full school choice. "

On Tuesday, Katrina Pierson, a senior adviser for the President, tweeted that Cube helped develop Trump's "Platinum Plan. "

In the midst of the controversy, prominent Black thinkers and activists have spoken against the rapper, arguing that Trump has never done anything to address racism or eradicate racial inequality, and is using the entertainer for his own image.

Cube is lying to himself that he can get Trump to deliver Black progress in exchange for Black votes when Trump hasn't brought progress for his own supporters.

Brittney Cooper, a professor and author, slammed the rapper on Twitter, questioning when Ice Cube became a spokesman for Black America.

"Who is Ice Cube that the Democratic Party would feel the need to talk to him about the broad political concerns of Black America?

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