Ice Cube revealed that he lost out on a hefty paycheck because he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine.“I turned down a movie because I didn’t wanna get the motherf—king jab,” the “Straight Outta Compton” rapper, 53, revealed on the Monday, November 21, episode of the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast. “I turned down $9 million because I didn’t want to get the jab.
F—k that jab, and f—k y’all for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feel about me right now.”The N.W.A. star clarified, “I didn’t turn [$9 million] down.
Them motherf—kers wouldn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot. I didn’t turn it down. They just didn’t give it to me.”Though Ice Cube didn’t name the film on the podcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Friday actor was referring to the upcoming Jack Black comedy Oh Hell No.The Center for Disease Control states that the “vaccines are safe and effective” and “recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.” The CDC also notes that “COVID-19 vaccination significantly lowers your risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death if you get infected.”The “It Was a Good Day” artist joins a handful of other stars who have spoken out about their decision not to get vaccinated against COVID.Aaron Rodgers drew criticism in November 2021 after he was diagnosed with coronavirus and revealed he wasn’t vaccinated — despite previously saying that he was “immunized” against the disease.“It wasn’t some sort of ruse or lie, it was the truth.
Had there been a follow-up to my statement that I’d been immunized, I would have responded with this: I would have said, ‘Look, I’m not some sort of anti-vax flat-Earther.Read more on usmagazine.com