Ice Cube confirmed a 2021 report over the weekend claiming he lost a $9 million movie deal because he chose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
In a Nov. 20 episode of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, the artist and actor said his refusal to get vaccinated led to Sony taking away his opportunity to co-star in comedy “Oh Hell No” with Jack Black.
“I turned down a movie because I didn’t wanna get the motherf*****g jab,” he said. “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.”
Shortly after that statement, he clarified that he didn’t turn the gig down, but it was taken from him because he denied the producers’ vaccination request.
“Them mother******s wouldn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot,” the former N.W.A rapper said. “I didn’t turn it down. They just didn’t give it to me.”
Ice Cube also said he never caught COVID-19, so he didn’t need the vaccine.