(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop icon and N.W.A. member Ice Cube recently took to Twitter to dispel rumors circulating that the MC had come out in support of controversial presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
The origin of the rumors stem from an April interview the rapper did with Bloomberg Politics discussing his thoughts on the upcoming election.
Apparently, the Twitter account Trump News Global got a hold of some video from the interview and inexplicably put their own spin on Cube’s political stance.
“Donald Trump is what Americans aspire to be: rich, powerful, do what you want to do, say what you want to say, be how you want to be. He looks like a boss to everybody. Americans love a boss, so that’s his appeal to me.”
— Trump News Global (@tfgnews) August 27, 2016
In the misleading clip, Cube’s words are edited to criticize Clinton for some of her past racially charged remarks.
“It’s just like the term ‘thug’ or ‘hoodlum.’ It’s just [an] easy brush to paint somebody with. And it’s really not solving the problem it’s just making it worse.”
However, the short video clip did not truly capture the rapper’s political stance, as he ultimately stated that he does not expect Trump to help poor people because “he’s a rich white guy.”
Check out Ice Cube’s tweet finally putting a rest to the rumors below.
Stealing endorsement is not how you become the president of the United States, homie. Leave my name out ya mouth… pic.twitter.com/Mo18hYcW8h
— Ice Cube (@icecube) August 28, 2016