In a recent episode of the "Million Dollaz Worth of Game" podcast, Ice Cube revealed that he lost an acting role worth $9 million because he refused to vaccinate for COVID. In October 2021, reports surfaced that they had dropped Cube from Sony's comedy "Oh Hell No," directed by "Bad Trip" filmmaker Kitao Sakurai and co-starred Jack Black. The producers of the film reportedly requested that all cast members be vaccinated before being able to participate in the production. The film was planned to shoot in Hawaii during the winter when they made this request.
"I turned down a movie because I didn't want to get the motherfucking jab," Cube said, confirming the Oct. 2021 reports. "I turned down $9 million. I didn't want get the jab. Fuck that jab. Fuck ya'll for trying to make me get it. I don't know how Hollywood feels about me right now."
One of the podcast hosts suggested Cube leave Hollywood to try his luck in streaming. Cube replied, "That's Hollywood thought. They're on some shit. But me too, I'm on some shit too."
Would he leave Hollywood and make an independent production? "I'm working on it. I'm hustling," Cube said. "Got a lot of things up my sleeve."
Later in the interview, Cube stated that his refusal to get the COVID shot was not due to him "turning down" a movie. adding, "Those motherfuckers 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. The covid shot, the jab…I didn't need it. I didn't catch that shit at all. Nothing. Fuck them. I didn't need that shit."
Check out Ice Cube's full interview on the podcast by watching the video below.
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