Ice Cube has revealed he lost millions of dollars from a movie job after he refused to take the COVID vaccine.
Variety reports that the rapper/actor/producer said on the podcast Million Dollaz Worth of Game that lost an acting job worth $9 million after he refused to take the vaccine. Ice Cube’s statement confirms what was reported in 2021, when the news that Ice Cube had been let go from upcoming Sony comedy Oh Hell No.
The film's producers required cast members to be vaccinated in order to work on the film.
Ice Cube said on the podcast, “I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf—ing jab. I turned down $9 million. I didn’t want to get the jab. F— that jab. F— y’all for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now.”
However, later in the same interview, Ice Cube tried to reframe why he was let go from the film, saying he didn't turn down the film because of the vaccine mandate.
However, later in the same interview, Ice Cube tried to reframe why he was let go from the film, saying he didn’t turn down the film because of the vaccine mandate. Instead, he said the producers “just wouldn’t give” him the role because of his refusal to take the vaccine. But overall, the fact remains that he lost the paycheck from the film because of his insistence on not getting the vaccine.
"Those motherf---ers didn't give it to me because I wouldn't get the shot. I didn't turn it down. They just wouldn't give it to me. The COVID shot, the jab…I didn't need it," he said. "I didn't catch that s---- at all. Nothing. F---them. I didn't need that s---."
Ice Cube also claimed that he’s working on producing projects independently, saying, “I’m working on it. I’m hustling. Got a lot of things up my sleeve.”