Cub talks mostly with Chris Cuomo about his “Treaty with Black America,” a plan he published earlier this year to tackle racial inequality. Cube said he had never met Trump and did not believe in his campaign or Joe Biden’s campaign – he was acting.
“I did not apply to work with either campaign. Both campaigns contacted me,” Cube said. “Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the agreement with Black America. One of the campaigns said, ‘We love what you have, but let’s really dig up after the election.’ And one campaign said, “We love what you have, do you mind talking to us?”
The artist wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that Trump’s campaign had made adjustments to “their plan” for Black America after talking to him.
Cube is ready to work with both teams, he said, and with whomever he works.
“I don’t play more than these political games, we are not part of a team … so I go to everyone in power and talk to them about our problems, in particular,” Cube said, explaining that “our “refers to black Americans. “I’m not going to talk about minorities there, I’m not going to talk about people of color or diversity or any of that. I’m going to go there about black Americans, those who are descendants of slaves.”
During Friday’s interview, Cube spoke about bridging the wealth gap and how those without money are disrespected in the country.
“That’s the problem in America, blacks don’t have capital,” he said. “We can’t survive in America for another 100 years by living like this.”
On Tuesday, Katrina Pearson, a senior adviser to the president, wrote on Twitter that Cube had helped develop Trump’s Platinum Plan.
“Leaders will lead, haters will hate,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for leading!”
Ice Cube unveiled its 13-part plan in July, which included items such as police and prison reform and interest-free home ownership loans. Although he condemned Trump in 2016, in recent months he has said he wants change regardless of the political party.
“If someone has a problem with that, it seems like a personal problem,” Cuba told Cuomo.
CNN’s Leah Asmelash contributed to this report.