Ice Cube: Hollywood Owes ‘Reparations’ for ‘All the Damage They’ve Done to Black People’

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Ice Cube declares that Hollywood owes reparations to black people

Ice Cube is calling for “reparations” from Hollywood studios to compensate black people for “stealing our history and giving it to white people.”

“All the studios who contributed in our narrative, in our pain, in our misrepresentation, in stealing our history and giving it to white people for over a 100 years, so I think these studios that we know and love should kick in to a studio that’s ran by black people with no outside influences, and whose movies and projects are owned by those black people,” Ice Cube said in an interview with The Breakfast Club on Wednesday.

“Those black artists, those black directors and writers, and people who put the projects together should own the projects, and any studios they can license — the projects, the movies, or the TV shows or whatever — or they don’t have to,” he said.

“We can put them on our own streaming services. I just think it’s a form of reparations from the entertainment industry if they all had to invest a certain amount of money into the studio each year as payment for all the damage they’ve done to black people.”

WATCH: reports: Ice Cube’s Hollywood acting career kicked off with his starring role in the John Singleton-directed classic Boyz n the Hood. He’s since founded his own production company, Cube Vision, and has an estimated net worth north of $100 million.

His calling for “reparations” from Hollywood studios is a part of his broader political manifesto entitled, “Contract with Black America,” which he said he will propose to “the parties” and “the candidates” running in November’s presidential election.

Ice Cube called for broader “reparations” in terms of America’s economy. Black people should be apportioned “13.5 percent of the pie” given their share of the nation’s population. Charlamagne tha God characterized the country as manifesting “white supremacy.”

Partial transcript below.

ICE CUBE: Try to do it in [an] across the board, broad manner, because … stomping out little fires here and there just ain’t gonna cut it. We are 13 percent of this country — more, 13.5 — and we deserve 13.5 percent of the pie, straight up, across the board. …We’re not trying to get to reform. We need equality, straight up. … Why reform a system that was geared towards our demise? We need to be equal.

CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Yeah, fuck reform. We got to take the whole system down, dismantle the whole mechanism of white supremacy.

“We need to do some drastic to to fix the problem at hand,” said Ice Cube.

Charlamagne tha God asked, “As a black man who has accomplished so much, do you do you truly feel free in America?”

Ice Cube replied, “No. No way to feel free in America, because I’m connected to our people you know, so I actually feel the pain.” 

“You feel it in your bones,” added Ice Cube. “That’s how I feel when I see something happen to one of us in the street. I feel it in my bones, and so I don’t feel free. I feel like that person. I feel like that can happen to me [and] that can happen to one of my sons, that could happen to my daughter, that can having my nephews, nieces, my father. It can happen to my mother.”

Ice Cube concluded, “How the hell are you going to feel free in this country just because you have money? That ain’t shit.”


    • And it was really all about the French revolution and England using the north to destroy the southern French colonies. They ,the englusg sold them ,made legal ,the slaves and then demanded they set then free with no refunds. The slaves were a long term lifetime investment and a major expense ti the owners whi gad to buy them ,build tgem accinidationd zclither rhem feed ,doctor them ,educate them ,everything. They COULD NOT afford to just let them walk away because wnglusg traibex lawyers ,respibsubke to the Bar Temple in London decided that they should.

  1. He clearly doesn’t understand that it was England who enslaved transported and profited from the slave trade. It set up the bank if england And he also doesn’t realise that England has always controlled Hollywood really. Because England is the centre of witchcraft in earth and holly is the wood preferred by all witches and wizards for their wands. Its the magic of movies ti ” cast spells ” .

  2. No nigger is owed money for anything. Nigger tribe leaders sold the weak niggers. The eurpoeans only went directly to africa to the moslem slave traders out of the scene. The English stopped the slave trade. And you know what, the democraps and the moslems are still slave trading, The democraps have child sex slaves, and the moslems still slave trade niggers. It’s a pity niggers are to stupid and racist to see this. When any nigger demands reparations, all they are really saying is they are racist, retarded, and too fucking stupid and lazy to work. So fuck off you racist nigger jiz cube.

    • Then how about u get from behind the keyboard and say this shit to his face? Keyboard warrior racist ass fk boy. Take ur racist ass back to the planet u and ur people came from u colonizer reptilian descendant bastard. Everyone has an opinion until its time to put up or shut up

      • Go cry over at Huff n Puff or the Hill where someone might actually care what you think. He’s absolutely correct that Shit Cube is just another useless nigger.

  3. Yes confiscate all their wealth and donate it all to the Americans that have worked their asses off to support this totally corrupted system, I’m talking about the productive ones who have never taken anything from the taxpayers whom are the ones that have paid in all their lives for nothing but corruption……….

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