Cube spoke mostly with Chris Cuomo about his “Contract With Black America,” a plan he released earlier this year to address racial inequality. Cube said he has never met Trump and does not trust either his campaign or Joe Biden’s campaign – he is taking action.
“I did not run to work on any campaign. Both campaigns contacted me,” Cube said. “Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the contract with Black America. One campaign said, ‘We love what you have, but let’s really dig in after the election.’ And one campaign said ‘We love what you have, do you mind talking to us about it?̵
The entertainer tweeted Wednesday that the Trump campaign was making adjustments to “their plan” for Black America after talking to him.
Cube is willing to work with both teams, he said, and with whom will work with him.
“I do not play any more of these political games, we are not part of a team … so I go to the one in power and I will talk to them about our problems, specifically,” Cube said, explaining that “ours” refers to black Americans. “I do not go in there and talk about minorities, I do not go in there and talk about people of color or diversity or any of those things. I am going to go to black Americans, those who are descendants of slaves.”
During Friday’s interview, Cube spoke about closing the wealth gap and how those who have no money are respected in this country.
“This is the problem in America, black people do not own capital,” he said. “We can not survive in America another 100 years and live like that.”
On Tuesday, Katrina Pierson, senior adviser to the president, tweeted that Cube was helping to develop Trump’s “Platinum plan.”
“Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for leading!”
Ice Cube unveiled its 13-part plan in July, which included items such as police and prison reform and interest-free home ownership loans. Although he condemned Trump in 2016, he has in recent months said he wants change regardless of the political party.
“If anyone has a problem with it, it seems like a personal issue,” Cube told Cuomo.
CNN’s Leah Asmelash contributed to this report.