While many of his peers have been preaching messages decrying injustice and intolerance, rapper Ice Cube spent Wednesday June 10 confoundingly posting images that appeared to amplify anti-Semitic tropes tying Jews to the oppression of black people. They also appeared to nod to debunked conspiracy theories about the noses of Egypt's sphinxes that first surfaced as attempts to manipulate black voters in the election. The day-long Twitter spree -- which follows a Trump-level torrent of tweets over the past two weeks -- featured dozens of posts kicked off with a retweet of an image of a dog defecating on a Confederate flag, before pivoting to a series of image of black cubes -- including one suspended inside a five-pointed Jewish star -- which are sometimes referred to as the "Black Cube of Saturn. While a spokesperson for the rapper, 50, had not returned Billboard 's request for comment at press time, in response to someone leveling a charge of anti-Semitism against the him, Cube wrote , "What if I was just pro-Black?
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With fellow rappers Dr. Ice Cube was raised by his mother, Doris, who worked as a hospital clerk, while his father, Hosea, was a groundskeeper at the University of California, Los Angeles. With a set of strong parents behind him, Cube was able to navigate the tricky landscape that was his neighborhood, which became increasingly shaped by drugs, guns and violence. Cube was a good student who was passionate about football and music. When Cube reached his teens, his parents pulled him out of his local school and bussed him to a suburban high school in the San Fernando Valley.
A gained him acclaim and launched his controversial but successful solo career. Ice Cube is known by hip-hop critics and fans as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time; to many others, he is best known as a television and movie star. Ice Cube has credited his elder brother, Clyde, with the conception of his stage name; when they were children, Clyde threatened to put his younger brother into the freezer until he became an ice cube.
O'Shea Jackson born June 15, , better known by his stage name Ice Cube , is an American rapper , actor, and filmmaker. His lyrics on N. A 's album Straight Outta Compton contributed to gangsta rap 's widespread popularity. His first rap group , C. Dre , he formed a pioneering gangsta rap group, N. A in late via monetary dispute with its management by Eazy-E and by Jerry Heller , Cube teamed with New York artists and launched a solo rap career. His first two solo albums, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted in and Death Certificate in , were also forceful and controversial, criticizing whites, blacks, women, gay men, the Jewish man Jerry Heller, and Korean store owners.