Ice Cube says he passed up $9-million paycheck because he refused to get the COVID vaccine
· Nov 23, 2022 ·

Rapper and actor Ice Cube has confirmed reports that he missed out on a $9 million payday over his refusal to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

During an appearance on Barstool Sports's podcast, "Million Dollaz Worth of Game," Ice Cube, who was alongside fellow rappers E-40 and Too $hort, told hosts Gillie Da King and Wallo267 that he was dropped from Sony Pictures' comedy "Oh Hell No" due to his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ice Cube, whose real name is O'Shea Jackson, confirmed a Hollywood Reporter report from last year that he left the Kitao Sakurai-directed film due to his anti-vaccine stance, as film producers required all cast members to be vaccinated against the virus.

"I turned down a movie because I didn't wanna get the motherf — — jab," Ice Cube told the hosts on Monday's episode. "I turned down $9 million because I didn't want to get the jab. F — that jab, and f — y'all for trying to make me get it. I don't know how Hollywood feel about me right now."

Here's the video [F-bomb warning]:

In a time of widespread celebrity cowardice, it's very good to see a man exhibit strength and integrity like this.


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