Ice Cube confirmed on a new episode of the "Million Dollaz Worth of Game" podcast that he lost out on a $9 million acting role because he refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
In 2021, it was reported that Ice Cube was dropped from Sony's comedy "Oh Hell No," which co-starred Jack Black. Producers from the film required that all cast members be vaccinated, as the film was set to shoot in Hawaii in the winter.
Around the 1 hour and 11 min. mark in the above video, Ice Cube stated on the podcast, "I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf**king jab. I turned down $9 million. I didn’t want get the jab. F**k that jab. F**k ya’ll for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now."
When asked about going the independent route, Ice Cube revealed that he's got some things in the works, and he went on to speak more about the "Oh Hell No" role. He explained, "Those motherf**kers 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. F**k them. I didn’t need that sh*t."