Ice Cube (53) has positioned itself as a vehement opponent of vaccination for some time. In a new installment of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, he put into numbers what that has meant to him since then: "I turned down a role in a movie because I didn't want to get the damn vaccine. I got nine million dollars let go." His blunt reproach to the producers of the strip: "Fuck the vaccination. And fuck you all for trying to force me to do it."
However, later in the podcast episode, he changed his testimony and admitted that it was not he who actively turned down the film role. Rather, "those bastards didn't give it to me because I wouldn't take the injection." The rapper and actor is not insightful: "I didn't need it. I never got the crap [Corona, editor's note]."
The corona pandemic also had a massive impact on the film industry. Filming was initially completely suspended, but later it was only allowed to take place under strict hygiene and safety measures. And yet, time and time again, various shooting plans were thwarted by corona outbreaks on the set.
Given that fact and Ice Cube's vehemently anti-vaccination stance, it seems hard right now to imagine him appearing in a movie again any time soon. He seems to be aware of that himself: "I have no idea how Hollywood is currently thinking about me," he says calmly in the podcast.