(AllHipHop News) Ice Cube has accused President Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon of involvement in a bribery plot led by Qatari businessmen.
According to the Daily Mail, the rapper has filed a lawsuit claiming that Bannon, who led Trump's presidential campaign and was a high-level adviser to the president until last August, was the target of bribes.
The musician and his manager Jeff Kwatinetz allege that a Qatari investor in their BIG3 basketball league tried to contact Bannon when he was Trump's chief strategist.
Kwatinetz claims he and Bannon are "friends" and had worked together in the past in TV production in the legal documents.
Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, and his manager filed a lawsuit against multiple Qatari investors last month accusing them of only investing $7.5 million in their league after agreeing to spend $20.5 million and seeking political influence.
Ice Cube's manager stated in the complaint, "Mr. Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Steven Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support."
They claim the Qatari investors agreed to pay $11.5 million up front to sponsor the BIG3, which features retired National Basketball Association (NBA) stars, last July - plus an additional $9 million over the next three years.
The Qataris reportedly only paid $6.5 million up front and a further $1 million in December.
Texts submitted as part of the complaint allege Kwatinetz texted al Rumaihi in February telling him he was "disappointed" the funding had not materialized.
The Qatari allegedly texted back saying he had "literally just woke up" as his "sinuses are so bad."