Ice Cube furious he lost $9M role for refusing COVID vaccine


Share post:

Ice Cube said “Oh Hell No” to $9 million?!

The actor and rapper appeared on the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast recently to express his fury over losing a $9 million deal after refusing to comply with COVID-19 regulations.

Last year, it was reported that Cube left the cast of Sony’s ”Oh Hell No“ after refusing the COVID-19 vaccine shot.

“I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf–king jab,” Cube said on the podcast. “I turned down $9 million. I didn’t want get the jab. F–k that jab. F–k y’all for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now.”

However, he further claimed that he didn’t actually turn down the part but allegedly was denied the role.

“Those motherf—ers didn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot. I didn’t turn it down. They just wouldn’t give it to me,” his expletive-filled rant continued. “The covid shot, the jab … I didn’t need it. I didn’t catch that shit at all. Nothing. F–k them. I didn’t need that s–t.”

Cube, 53, was supposed to co-star in “Oh Hell No” alongside Jack Black until he refused to comply with the producer-specific COVID mandate.
Getty Images for Yaamava’ Resort

Ice Cube’s team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.

Cube was slated to co-star alongside Jack Black on the project, which was announced in June 2021. Black was set to play Sherman, a man who falls for the mother of his best friend Will (Cube), leading to comedic rifts.

Director Kitao Sakurai planned to shoot the movie in Hawaii last year and alerted the cast and crew of a producer-specific mandate requiring that everyone on the project be vaccinated.

“Oh Hell No” was the second production Cube left in recent months, according to the report, though it is unclear the reasons why he exited the boxing flick “Flint Strong,” in which he was also supposed to co-star.

Source link

Related articles

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s huge loss: ‘Dumbest player in history’

“Jeopardy!” has been hit with another head-smacking gaffe. During Wednesday evening’s episode, contestant Karen Morris made a bad...

How to get tickets to see Nancy Wilson of Heart 2023 concerts

Vivid Seats is the New York Post's official ticketing partner. We may receive revenue from this partnership...

J.Lo never apologized for ‘Monster-in-Law’ hit

Jane Fonda still hasn’t gotten an apology from “Monster-in-Law” co-star Jennifer Lopez after she sliced her eyebrow...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can be ‘annoying’: Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t seem to be on Team Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The 44-year-old Republican...