Ice Dice has defended himself after being criticised for working with Donald Trump’s administration.
The 51-year-old rapper and actor was subjected to a backlash when senior presidential advisor Katrina Pierson revealed on Twitter that he had “stepped up” to assist them with their Platinum Plan – which goals to handle points going through the Black group – and he is now spoken as much as clarify how he was approached by each Democrat and Republican representatives about his personal Contract with Black America initiative.
He tweeted: “Info: I put out the CWBA. Each events contacted me. Dems stated we’ll handle the CWBA after the election. Trump marketing campaign made some changes to their plan after speaking to us in regards to the CWBA.”
And when one person accused him of turning to the “darkish facet”, he insisted most politicians are “the identical” on the subject of serving to Black individuals, which is his primary precedence.
He replied: “Each facet is the Darkside for us right here in America. They’re all the identical till one thing modifications for us. All of them lie they usually all cheat however we are able to’t afford to not negotiate with whoever is in energy or our situation on this nation won’t ever change. Our justice is bipartisan.(sic)”
The Platinum Plan was first mentioned in Atlanta, Georgia, final month and consists of proposals reminiscent of growing capital in Black communities by as a lot as $500 billion and offering higher entry to equitable training and job alternatives.
It appears Ice was already anticipating a backlash as over the weekend, he posted a video to Twitter titled ‘Do not Kill the Messenger’, through which he defined he had met with leaders from each political events.
He stated within the clip: “Who is aware of what’s actually gonna occur?
“I simply know one in all them is gonna win … I don’t know if can actually matter to us, we gotta simply push whoever’s in there, as a result of ain’t no person actually solved our issues,” he says, addressing the black group. “Folks say we are able to’t take one other 4 years of this — black individuals, s***, we are able to take something.
“Joe Biden, the Democrats, I imagine they owe us. Will they do proper by us on the finish of the day — who is aware of?”