O’Shea Jackson, Jr (Ice Cube) grew up hard.
By the time he was 21, he’d lost over a dozen close friends and his half-sister to violence. That was the life he knew, and the fate many would have assumed he was meant to share. But instead, he managed to take that tumultuous path and emerge from it as the celebrity rapper known as Ice Cube.
It is said that O’Shea chose his professional name as a nod to the times his older brother would threaten to slam him into the freezer and pull him out when he was an ice cube. Those of us with siblings- especially older siblings, can relate. It even makes many of us laugh, and feel some sort of camaraderie with him. But for a large part of society, that is where the sense of camaraderie ended.
Ice Cube went on to create rap packed with violent lyrics that glamorized the very life he worked so hard to emerge from. That gained him another kind of audience – the kind who hate the police, blame everyone but themselves for their adversity and pain, and either engage in or simply endorse street violence as a way of life.
Of all the interviews and media the rapper and actor has done, it seems fair to say it would have been hard to predict he’d ever appear in an interview with a host his fans hate with the level of loathing Tucker Carlson has received.
And yet, these are the times we are in when one by one, the rocks we all hide our true feelings and values under are being flipped over, and we are forced to choose..scurry underneath a different rock, or step out into the open to defend those values.
He refused to comply, and subsequently lost the role and the paycheck. His attempts to remain a quiet objector were foiled when news of his choice leaked to the media. Instantly, he gained new fans and new enemies.
He had been outed as someone who doesn’t actually believe the government has the right to force anything, let alone an experiential vaccine, into his body.
How dare he.
His offense was compounded when he took a meeting with R.F.K. Jr, who has gained his own haters for speaking out on the potential dangers of vaccines.
For extra spice, he shared his reasons for not getting the vaccine, and stood by those reasons, while also pointing out his distrust and dislike for politicians.
He opined that politicians pay attention to the demands and desires of those who fund them while treating the rest of us the way movie stars treat extras on set- they appreciate their presence, but could absolutely film the scene without them.
.@IceCube Unloads the Unfiltered Truth About Politicians in 36 Seconds— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) July 25, 2023
“Politicians only really pay attention to the people that give them money. Everybody else is kind of an extra in their movie,” @icecube told @TuckerCarlson.
“I don’t believe in politicians,” he continued.… pic.twitter.com/mRlSVeMGvy
That’s a whole lot of honesty and agreeing with millions of Americans the Left denounces, in one interview.
And that wasn’t even the full interview- it was just a segment shot while driving around the streets O’Shea grew up on.
It’s a good thing Ice Cube isn’t the kind of guy to melt under the heat he’s getting. He is an unlikely inspiration to many Americans, but an inspiration he has become, for standing his ground and refusing to comply with unconstitutional mandates.
Welcome to the team, Ice Cube. We may be surprised to see you, but we are glad you’re here.