Ice Cube says he lost a $9-million movie deal after refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine.
Ice Cube has a reputation as being a man who can take just about any thing thrown at him, then just deal with it.
The controversial rapper, who is perhaps best known for his roles in the 1987 movie Adaptation and his iconic 1992 hit “Cop Killer” (which was later remixed by rapper 50 Cent, who himself appeared in the film), says he was scammed out of a script deal that he was pursuing after refusing to donate his services for the coronavirus vaccine.
During a conversation with CNN, Cube spoke candidly about what happened in his career, and explained why he decided to make the “cop killer” line one of his most famous lines ever — to avoid getting a drug deal.
“We was shooting all that [COVID-19] stuff. All that stuff on my part,” he told CNN. “We was talking to them about it. They told me, ‘You got to do this.'”
He said he refused.
“Then they said, ‘You got to do that,'” he recalled. “They said ‘If you got to do that, then you got to do that.'”
And he said that was when things began to unravel.
“We walked back inside, and I said,’I’m fucking with you, man. I ain’t do that.’ And they told me they’re going to get [Hollywood Records CEO] Irving Azoff and they’re going to give him the rights to the movie.
“And like all the rest, I’m like, ‘No, nope, that’s not going to work.’ Then I was like, ‘I’m going to do this.’ ‘Yes, that’s what I want to do.'”
He continued, “Then they said, ‘If you do that, then you’re in.’
“Then they told me this movie called Cop Killer, he was going to be on that TV show, I don’t remember if it was MTV or BET, but it was with this one TV show called MTV Unplugged, which