Rapper Ice Cube recently sat down with political news veteran John Heilemann on With all due Respect on Bloomberg Politics. The two men talked politics, culture, and most importantly, the 2016 presidential race between the two very controversial candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. What Ice Cube had to say might shock most Americans because he didn’t pick the low hanging fruit of bashing Trump, nor the easy-to-please way out of praising Clinton…
Instead Ice Cube explained why he believed that the average American voter was so attracted to Trump’s candidacy, while also taking the time to rip the always-political Hillary Clinton.
On Donald Trump:
“Donald Trump is what Americans love. Donald Trump is what Americans aspire to be. Rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, be how you wanna be. That’s kind of been like the American dream. So, he looks like a boss to everybody and Americans love to have a boss, so that’s his appeal to me.”
On Hillary Clinton:
“You know, to call your own citizens super predators is pretty harsh and is a pretty big indictment. It’s just like the term thug or hoodlum, it’s just an easy brush to paint somebody with. And it’s really not solving the problem, it’s just making it worse.”
Lest you think that Ice Cube will be voting for Donald Trump come election day… perish the thought. After the Internet exploded with the buzz from his interview with Bloomberg Politics, the infamous rapper took to Twitter to make sure that everyone knew where he stood on the Trump issue.
I will never endorse a mothafucka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!
— Ice Cube (@icecube) August 27, 2016
Stealing endorsement is not how you become the president of the United States, homie. Leave my name out ya mouth… pic.twitter.com/Mo18hYcW8h
— Ice Cube (@icecube) August 28, 2016
So no, Ice Cube is not endorsing Donald Trump… but at least he had some positive things to say about the GOP candidate. The rapper did not mention if his decision NOT to support Trump meant he would be supporting Hillary Clinton.