Ice Cube has revealed that he lost out on a $9 million film role over his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf—ing jab,” the actor and rapper said on a new episode of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast. “I turned down $9 million. I didn’t want to get the jab. F— that jab. F— y’all for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now.”
Although Ice Cube doesn’t mention the movie project in question, but news last year said that he left the Sony comedy Oh Hell No after refusing a request from the producers to get vaccinated. The Jack Black-costarring movie, from Bad Trip director Kitao Sakurai, was slated to shoot in Hawaii and required the cast to get shots.
Later in the podcast, Ice Cube clarified that he “didn’t turn down the movie” per se, but “those motherf—ers didn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot.” He continued, “I didn’t turn it down. They just wouldn’t give it to me. The COVID shot, the jab. I didn’t need it. I didn’t catch that sh– at all. Nothing. F— them. I didn’t need that sh–.”
Reps for Sony are yet immediately respond to Ice Cube’s interview.