Ice Cube confirms reports that he lost a $9M movie role after refusing to get the vaccine for coronavirus.
Ice Cube made headlines in 2022 after he reportedly lost out of a movie role for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Reports claimed at this time that he left his role on Sonys Oh Hell No after he declined to get a jab, at the request of producers. During a recent appearance in Million Dollaz Worth Of Game alongside Too $hort and E-40, Ice Cube provided insight into his decision to leave the film. I turned down a movie because I didnt want to get the motherfucking jab, he told Gillie and Wallo. I turned down $9 million, I didnt want to get the jab. Fuck that jab. Fuck yall for trying to make me get it. I dont know how Hollywood feels about me right now. Ice Cube explained that he didnt necessarily turn down the movie. Instead, he said, those motherfers didnt give it to me because I wouldnt get the shot. ATLANTA, GEORGIA AUGUST 21: Rapper Ice Cube attends the Monster Energy BIG3 Celebrity Basketball Game at State Farm Arena on August 21, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Idol Roc) I didnt turn it down, Ice Cube continued. They just wouldnt give it to me. The COVID shot, the jab. I didnt need it. I didnt catch that sh at all. Nothing. F them. I didnt need that sh. Ice Cube certainly isnt the only person in Hollywood who stepped down from their roles due to vaccination mandates. At the height of the pandemic, actors like Steve Burton of General Hospital and Rockmond Dunbar of 9-1-1 also called it quits from their roles. Despite Cubes stance on the vaccine, he was incredibly active in promoting mask-wearing throughout the pandemic. He launched a campaign called Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self with t-shirts including his likeness with a mask on. The proceeds from the shirt were donated to frontline workers. Additionally, he donated 2,000 masks to Bacone College. Ice Cubes recent appearance on Million Dollaz Worth Of Game comes before the long-awaited album from supergroup Mount Westmore. Bad MFs is due out on December 9th. Check out the full episode of Million Dollaz Worth Of Game below. Tags