(ThePatriotSource.com)- Actor and rapper Ice Cube told CNN in an interview last week that Joe Biden’s presidential campaign needs to promise more to Black Americans. The rapper, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson and who has previously said he would not support President Donald Trump, also told the left-wing news outlet that the president’s economic plan will help Black Americans.
Speaking to Chris Cuomo, Jackson talked about the “Contract With Black America,” a plan he released earlier in the year which was aimed at dealing with racial equality issues in the United States. Under his proposed plan, Jackson said that the prison and police systems need reform, and interest-free loans must be provided to homeowners.
Jackson said that the Biden and Trump campaigns both reached out to him to talk about the plan, but that he has not met President Donald Trump in person.
“I didn’t run to go work with any campaign,” he explained. “Both campaigns contacted me…both campaigns wanted to talk with me about the Contract with Black America.”
Jackson was defending himself against accusations of him siding with President Donald Trump.
“One campaign said, ‘We love what you have, but let’s really dig into after the election.’ And one campaign said, ‘We love what you have, do you mind talking to us about it?’ And that’s what I did, so I didn’t run to nobody,” he said.
Jackson has received an outpouring of support from Trump supporters, including many Black Trump supporters.
Katrina Pierson, a long-time advisor of President Donald Trump, said recently that the Trump campaign reached out to Jackson to discuss his plan, and even incorporated some of his ideas into the president’s “Platinum Plan.”
Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading! ✊🏾
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) October 13, 2020
On Saturday, he also said that the Biden/Harris campaign must “do more.”
“A lot of energy being spent on telling me to stay in my line,” he said.
A lot of energy being spent on telling me to stay in my lane. Zero energy spent on telling Biden/Harris they need to do way more for Black people to sure up the vote. Smh
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 17, 2020
“Zero energy spent on telling Biden/Harris they need to do way more for Black people to sure up the vote. Smh,” he added.
Jackson hit back at those who attacked him for talking to the president’s campaign and said that he won’t play political games.
“I’m not playing no more of these political games, we’re not part of a team, so I’m going to whoever’s in power and I’m going to speak to them about our problems specifically,” he explained.
Jackson said he wasn’t talking about diversity or minorities, but specifically about Black Americans.