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Ice Cube confirmed a 2021 report over the weekend that claimed he lost a $9 million movie deal because he decided not to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

On the November 20 episode of the game podcast Million Dollars Worth, the artist and actor said that Sony took away the opportunity to co-star with Jack Black in the comedy “Oh Hell No” because of his refusal to get vaccinated.

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He said, “I turned down a film because I didn’t want to take the ‘motherf jab’.” “I turned down $9 million because I didn’t want to take the jab. F*** that jab and f*** all of you for trying to get me to do it.”

Ice Cube then said that he doesn’t know how Hollywood feels about him at this point.

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Ice Cube Reportedly Refused the COVID Vaccine and Walked Away from the Million-Dollar Movie Paycheck

Shortly after that statement, he clarified that he had not turned down the program, but that it had been taken from him because he refused the producers’ vaccination request.

The former NWA rapper said, “They motherf****** won’t give it to me ’cause I ain’t gettin’ a shot.” “I didn’t turn it down. They didn’t give it to me.”

Ice Cube also said that he has never had COVID-19, so he didn’t need the vaccine.

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An earlier Fox News report said Ice Cube was a “strong supporter” of mask advocacy during the pandemic. Last year, he released a “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self” T-shirt, which featured him in a mask with producer Black Out. The design was created as a fundraiser to benefit frontline workers during the pandemic.

He also donated PPE, including 2,000 face masks, to Bacon College in Oklahoma in August 2021. according to rolling stone,

Ice Cube posing for a picture during the screening of the film

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The film was scheduled to begin production in the winter of 2021, but has since been pushed back.

There is no recent update on the making or possible release date of the film.

Sony has not yet responded to Fox Business’s request for comment.