During an interview with former Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson, the rapper Ice Cube came out against not only cancel culture, which he argued needs to be fought against, but also BLM and the companies that claimed to have donated to it, saying little of the money claimed to have been donated actually was and what money was received was siphoned off the top.
That came when Tucker asked about Black Lives Matter and if it actually improved any neighborhoods, asking, “And then came George Floyd, in the beginning of what we were told was the second civil rights movement. If there was going to be liberation in the wake of the Floyd riots, this is where you’d see the effects. Three years ago, a bunch of big companies put hundreds of millions of dollars in the Black Lives Matter. Through them, a lot of money. Did that improve the neighborhood you grew up in?”
Responding, Ice Cube said that there was a whole lot of “siphoning” of the money off the top, meaning a huge amount of corruption took place within BLM, and that many companies that pledged dollars ended up not actually donating.
Speaking about those aspects of the situation, he said, “Whenever you do that, most of the time, it’s a lot of people siphoning that money off the top. And the kicker is a lot of people saying, ‘I’ll give them money.’ But they don’t even give the money.”
Tucker, clarifying, asked, “They make the pledge and never write the check?” Ice Cube responded affirmatively, telling Tucker, “And they just get the article wrote. Everybody think they’re great. And they never, they never even give the money.”
Listen to that here:
Ice Cube tells @TuckerCarlson whether BLM have improved the neighborhood he grew up in:
"Whenever you do that, most of the time there's a lot of people siphoning that money off the top…" pic.twitter.com/rjYM03fIAq
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 26, 2023
And watch the full interview here:
New Tucker just dropped.
Guest: Ice Cube.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 25, 2023
During the interview he also came out swinging against cancel culture, saying that the cure to the societal cancer is to say what you think and damn the proverbial torpedos: “Say what you want to say, and to hell with the consequences. You got to be willing to fight for your rights and fight for what you believe in. And if you’re a person who believes in freedom of speech, you have to fight and say what you feel and let the chips fall where they may and stand on that.”
That came after he noted that the point of cancel culture is to not only silence the direct victims, but to push everyone into keeping quiet. He said, “It makes not only the person that’s getting canceled, they’re trying to shut them up, but anybody’s watching nowadays shut up, because they say if it can happen to this guy, it can happen to me.”
Continuing, he added, “So by smashing somebody who says something that you might not like and canceling them. It actually reverberates throughout the whole community. And everybody now is watching what they say all the time.”
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