Ice Cube has denied being an influence for Kanye West’s anti-semitic comments on the Drink Champs podcast.
On the podcast, Ye had claimed that Ice Cube “set me up for this” and influenced him to be on this “anti-Semitic vibe” — going on to say that he was going “finish the job.”
In response, Ice wrote on his Twitter: “I hate that my name was dragged into this Drunk Champs bull****. I don’t know what Ye meant by his statements, you’re gonna have to ask him.”
He adds, “I didn’t put the batteries in his back. Please leave my name out of all the antisemitic talk. I’m not antisemitic and never have been.”
Cube’s been accused of anti-Semitism before, both from years ago — when he released “No Vaseline,” and referred to Jerry Heller as a “white Jew” and a “devil” that should have a bullet in his “temple” — as well as bizarre stuff he was posting in 2020.
He’s also publicly backed Louis Farrakhan, who’s considered a well-known anti-Semite.