He made his views on the GOP presidential nominee crystal clear after Trump supporters circulated an old Bloomberg Politics interview in which the rapper-turned-actor appeared to praise the former reality TV personality.
“I will never endorse a mothafucka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!” Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, posted on Twitter. By early Sunday the tweet had garnered more than 15,000 likes and 9,000 retweets.
A representative for the former N.W.A star told the New York Daily News that his post was a direct response to this tweet:
The tweet, from an account that posts pro-Trump news links, claimed the 47-year-old star was endorsing the Republican candidate in this November’s election.
It pointed to the April interview, in which he said Trump “looks like a boss to everybody and Americans love to have a boss,” as proof. With his explicit tweet, however, Ice Cube has proved that truly isn’t the case.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.