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Ice Cube says he didn’t get $9 million because of the COVID vaccine

(A hill) — Rapper and actor Ice Cube has confirmed that he was denied a $9 million payout because he refused to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

While appearing on the Barstool Sports podcast‘The Million Dollar Game’ Ice Cube, who was joined by fellow rappers E-40 and Too $hort, told hosts Gilly Da King and Wallo267 that he was cut from the Sony Pictures comedy Oh Shit because of his refusal to receive the vaccine against COVID-19.

Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter the report since last year that he left the Kitao Sakura-directed film because of his anti-vaccine stance, as the film’s producers required all cast members to be vaccinated against the virus.

“I refused to watch the movie because I didn’t want to be crushed,” Jackson told the hosts on Monday’s episode. “I turned down $9 million because I didn’t want to get a jab. Fuck that shot, and fuck you all for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now.”

Jackson later clarified on the podcast that he didn’t turn down the salary, but said the film’s producers stopped him.

“These mothers did not give it to me because I did not want to be vaccinated. I did not refuse. It just wasn’t given to me,” added Jackson. “A vaccine against Covid, an injection… I didn’t need it. I didn’t get it at all. nothing. To them. I didn’t need this shit.”

Known for being an original member of the legendary hip-hop group NWA and for the many films he has produced and starred in over the years, Jackson is one of the few celebrities and athletes in recent years to publicly announce his anti-vaccine stance. joining Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright.

There have been cases of COVID-19 in the United States consistently falls since August, although many have expressed concern about a potential spike in cases in the winter.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)69 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated against the virus.


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