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Ice Cube rejects endorsing Donald Trump; warns Trump to never use his name for publicity again

Updated On 31 Aug, 2016 Published On

'Ride Along' star Ice Cube has refuted claims that suggested he has endorsed the U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The 47-year-old recently hit the news after an interview with Bloomberg Politics in April (16) resurfaced online, detailing his opinions about the upcoming election. Watch the video below: 

Video: Ice Cube Explains Donald Trump's Appeal to Americans

 

Video: Ice Cube Talks 2016, the Clintons and Black Lives Matter

 

During the interview, Cube said, "Donald Trump is what Americans aspire to be: rich, powerful, do what you want to do, say what you want to say, be how you want to be. He looks like a boss to everybody. Americans love a boss, so that's his appeal to me."

Do I think he is going to do anything to help poor people or people that are struggling? No, because he is a rich white guy. How can he relate?" he continued.

He also criticized Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for referring black youths as "super-predators" in her speech in 1996.

 

Video: Ice Cube- 'To call your own citizens 'super-predators' is harsh'

However, on 27th August, the Twitter handle Trump News Global edited the original footage and made it look as if Ice Cube was endorsing Trump for the next president.

 

After the backlash he received from his fans for his alleged Trump endorsement, the actor took to Twitter to make it clear that he will never endorse someone like Trump.

"I will never endorse a mothaf**ka (sic) like Donald Trump! EVER!!!" he wrote.

 

 

"Stealing endorsement is not how you become the president of the United States, homie. Leave my name out ya mouth (sic)..." he added.

 

However, Cube doesn't wish to sue the Republic candidate as he isn't sure if Trump had anything to do with the release of the video.

Speaking to TMZ at LAX airport on Monday, he said, "Nah, I ain’t suing that motherfu**er."

"I don’t care about that. You just can’t steal an endorsement, you know what I mean? I don’t even know if he did it. It was probably somebody in his crew."

When asked if he thought his fans were fooled and, as a result, enraged by the stunt, Cube replied, "I'm pretty sure they're mad as f**k".

Video: Ice Cube- 'I won't sue Donald Trump'

Donald Trump or his team hasn't commented on the matter so far.