Actor, rapper Ice Cube has reportedly dropped out of the Sony comedy “Oh Hell No” after producers requested that the entire cast get the COVID-19 vaccine, sources told The Hollywood Reporter

By allegedly refusing to get his shots, the “Friday” star walked away from a $9 million payday and a winter filming in Hawaii with co-star Jack Black.

HuffPost reached Ice Cube as well as Sony to confirm and offer comment. However, they didn’t respond right away.

Ice Cube attended the 7th Annual Governors Awards 2015
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Ice Cube has advocated mask wearing during pandemics. August Bacone CollegeThe N.W.A. was thanked. Artist for giving 2,000 facial masks to the school. In April 2020, Ice Cube launched a “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self” brand of T-shirts, which featured images of him wearing a mask. On Instagram, the rapper stated that 100 percent of T-shirt sales were donated to health workers.

The hip-hop superstar was later in 2020. criticized for working with then-President Donald Trump on his “platinum plan,” which would have labeled the Ku Klux Klan, but also anti-fascist or “antifa” groups, terrorist organizations. Many saw the scheme as Trump’s bid to win Black Americans ahead of the 2020 election.

But the “Barbershop” star defended his work with Trump on TwitterHe said that Democrats and Republicans had both reached out after he published a Plan to Address Racial Inequality in 2020, called Contract With Black America.

“Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election,” Ice Cube tweeted. “Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”

Ice Cube also recently left the boxing drama “Flint Strong,” directed by “Mudbound” Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison and written by Barry Jenkins, THR reported. However, it’s not known what caused him to leave.


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