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The so-called controversy over rapper Ice Cube saying that the Trump campaign has interest in his Contract with Black America lives on, suggesting there must be serious concerns in Camp Biden about the level of support their candidate has with black voters.

The Biden campaign moved to discredit the claim, essentially calling Ice Cube a liar, with the rapper responding Monday to call for the release of the audio footage of his conversation with the campaign.

 

Turns out, Ice Cube offered more details on that call in a wide-ranging discussion with a panel of black women on Fox Soul’s Cocktails with Queens, and talked about why he did not participate in a call with Sen. Kamala Harris, who is Biden’s running mate.

“Kamala Harris’s folks reached out to you and wanted you to be on this Zoom call because they thought your voice was important,” host Claudia Jordan said. “Why did you choose to not participate in that?”

“We had spent a lot of people’s time putting the contract with black America together and I just thought that getting on a Zoom call with 12 other entertainers all shooting what they believe needs to be done, to me wasn’t going to be productive,” the rapper replied.

In addition to not giving his project its due, Cube talked about a broken promise as he explained that his lawyer “has a connection with Kamala Harris.”

“I was promised a call that I never received,” he said. “So that’s why I didn’t feel like I wanted to be on that Zoom call.”

Cube explained why a “serious” one-on-one call was critical to him.

“I want to get things done,” he insisted. “I don’t want to just spin my wheels, talk to people who can’t really make it happen.”

Going back to the earlier call, Cube stressed that his project was not being given any respect.

“When I had the zoom call with the DNC, the Democratic Party, we was on the call for probably over 45 minutes, and we never even got to the Contract with Black America,” he said. “We never went through any of the points that needs to be dealt with when it comes to the situation in this country.”

Cube made it clear that both parties contacted him while he was putting the contract together and expressed surprise that the Democratic Party wasn’t more enthusiastic about it.

The so-called “Queens” criticized the Trump administration for not doing enough for the black community over the past 3 and a half years, asking Cube why he thinks they will start now.

“I’m not here saying [Trump] is gonna do anything,” he said. “But he didn’t make a promise to me, he made a campaign promise to the world so he’s on record for that. Now we wanted Joe Biden on record.”

Cube was referring to Trump’s announced Black Economic Empowerment Platinum Plan, which seeks to increase access to capital in black communities by almost $500 billion.

The clearly left-wing women took issue with Ice Cube for not being more “specific” in mentioning black women in his contract, crying foul when he suggested that “black people” covers all.

The rapper was getting a first hand education on how extreme and intolerant the left is — and the look on his face suggested he was soaking it in.

Tom Tillison

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