Ice Cube Lost $9 Million Movie Role After Refusing COVID Vaccine

Ice Dice revealed that he misplaced out on a hefty paycheck as a result of he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I turned down a film as a result of 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 Value of Sport” podcast. “I turned down $9 million as a result of I didn’t need to get the jab. F—ok that jab, and f—ok y’all for making an attempt to make me get it. I don’t understand how Hollywood really feel about me proper now.”

The N.W.A. star clarified, “I didn’t flip [$9 million] down. Them motherf—kers wouldn’t give it to me as a result of I wouldn’t get the shot. I didn’t flip it down. They only didn’t give it to me.”

Although Ice Dice didn’t title the movie on the podcast, based on The Hollywood Reporter, the Friday actor was referring to the upcoming Jack Black comedy Oh Hell No.

The Heart for Illness Management states that the “vaccines are protected and efficient” and “recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everybody 6 months and older and boosters for everybody 5 years and older, if eligible.” The CDC additionally notes that “COVID-19 vaccination considerably lowers your danger of extreme sickness, hospitalization and demise should you get contaminated.”

The “It Was a Good Day” artist joins a handful of different stars who’ve spoken out about their choice to not get vaccinated in opposition to COVID.

Aaron Rodgers drew criticism in November 2021 after he was identified with coronavirus and revealed he wasn’t vaccinated — regardless of beforehand saying that he was “immunized” in opposition to the illness.

“It wasn’t some type of ruse or lie, it was the reality. Had there been a follow-up to my assertion that I’d been immunized, I might have responded with this: I might have mentioned, ‘Look, I’m not some type of anti-vax flat-Earther. I’m any individual who’s a crucial thinker,’” the Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback, 38, mentioned on The Pat McAffee Present on the time. “I march to the beat of my very own drum. I consider strongly in bodily autonomy, [in the] skill to make decisions on your physique, to not must acquiesce to some woke tradition or crazed group of people who say it’s a must to do one thing.”

Whereas a number of stars have spoken out in opposition to the vaccine, nearly all of Hollywood has been on board with getting the pictures.

“Totally….VACCINATED!!! Grateful past measure,” Julia Roberts wrote through Instagram in Could 2021. “In case you are not vaccinated and have the GOOD FORTUNE to get vaccinated- go,go,go! #weareinthistogether.”

Sarah Hyland, for her half, shared through Instagram in September 2021, “Bought my booster vaccine AND my flu shot!!! Keep wholesome and belief SCIENCE my buddies!”