Ice Cube Claps Back At Elon Musk Over Ice Water Meme

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The outspoken entrepreneurs’ social media posts generate a lot of engagement.

X owner Elon Musk, 52, is a polarizing public figure known to get into online feuds with other celebrities. This week saw the world’s richest man (estimated $271 billion net worth) take aim at Hip-Hop legend Ice Cube.

On September 14, Elon Musk made fun of Ice Cube on the X platform. The Tesler CEO shared a meme that read, “Remember Ice Cube? This is him now, feel old yet?”

Musk’s tweet included a photo of the N.W.A member alongside a picture of a half-full glass of water. That seemingly light-hearted jab collected more than 15,000 replies, 48,000 reposts, 660,000 likes, and 84 million views.

Ice Cube clapped back at Musk on the billionaire’s own social media service. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer referred to the app once known as Twitter as a dumpster fire which represents a disastrous situation.

On his own X account, Cube uploaded a meme that read, “Remember Twitter? This [is] it now, feel stupid yet?” The 54-year-old rapper/actor’s post featured images of Twitter’s old logo as well as a dumpster in flames.

As of press time, Cube’s takedown of Elon Musk’s leadership as the head of X amassed more than 8,000 replies, 30,000 reposts, 200,000 likes, and 24 million views. Even Roots drummer Questlove commented under that tweet with a “Booyah!” gif.

Meanwhile, Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league recently crowned the Gilbert Arenas-coached Enemies as the 2023 champions. The Enemies defeated the Triplets team inside London, England’s O2 Arena on August 26.