Ice Cube has always walked the thin line of controversy when it came to the jewish community, but a recent series of tweets has the Hip Hop living legend on the receiving end of criticism of what is once again perceived as anti-semitic ideas.
Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, sent out five tweets yesterday to his more than 5 million followers , three of which included a Black Cube, which he captioned in one of the tweets, “Black Cube of Saturn”.
Critics immediately called the actor and director of the timeless Friday series’ tweets “anti-semitic”, with some even questioning as to whether or not Cube’s account had been hacked.
The original N.W.A. defector vehemently stood behind his posts, stating, “This is CUBE. My account has not been hacked. I speak for no organization,” he tweeted. “I only speak for the meek people of the earth. We will not expect crumbles from your table. We have to power of almighty God backing us all over the earth. NO MORE TALKING. Repent.”
Cube’s sophomore album Death Certificate, which featured the late Nation Of Islam and Black Panther Party leader Khalid Abdul Muhammad, drew a lot of criticism for what is recognized as anti-Semitic overtones, especially with the reference to Jerry Heller on N.W.A. diss “No Vaseline”, saying, “Cause you let a Jew break up my crew..”