Rapper Ice Cube has had his say on the United States' two main presidential nominees. Democrat Joe Biden and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump are set to go head-to-head in the fast-approaching US general election. November will see the two battle it out for the Oval Office, having already had one televised debate that was widely criticised.
Now Ice Cube - real name O'Shea Jackson - has weighed in on the debate, denouncing both candidates and claiming they've been "evil to black people." "Do I believe Donald Trump and do I believe these politicians and what they're gonna do? Hell no," he said.
"To me, they're the same people, two sides of the same coin. One of them is just a little more polished than the other. "But, they're both white men from the 50s. Both of them have in some ways been evil to black people. We can't be looking for a lesser evil, they're all evil."
Over the summer, Ice Cube put pen to paper for his plan to combat racism and economic racial inequality in America. He wants whichever party wins come November to take his Contract with Black America into consideration. The star's website tells us: "This Contract With Black America was designed to start the hard conversations.
"It was made to be perfected and debated. So please add comments and suggestions so we can create a better contract with America that will help create a better and more perfect Union." Speaking to V-103's The Morning Culture, the rapper explained: "When I put this out I was hoping the Democrats would be all over me. I've been a staunch Democrat my whole life. But in doing the Contract With Black America what I learned is by just locking into one party, and if that party doesn't come through, then nothing's going to come through."
Ice Cube has been vocal about the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the globe over the summer. He retweeted a clip from the Twitter of British journalist Owen Jones, which showed the toppling of a Bristol statue of 17th century slave trader, Edward Colston. "THEY WILL ALL FALL," he wrote.