Ice Cube Posts Cartoon of Black Figure Stomping White Figure

WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: Actors Jonah Hill, Ice Cube and Channing Tatum attend the Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "22 Jump Street" at Regency Village Theatre on June 10, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Rapper and actor Ice Cube has posted a cartoon on Twitter showing a black figure stomping on a white figure in what appears to be the rapper’s latest reaction to the death of George Floyd and the riots that have ensued.

His tweet comes just days after he tweeted a photo falsely identifying former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin as a man wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat. Ice Cube has been one of the most vocal celebrities following the death of Floyd, making cryptic statements on social media suggesting violence to come.

The Straight Outta Compton rapper tweeted on Friday a comic showing a black figure stomping on a white figure who is holding him on a leash. “I got a new dance step for y’all to learn. It’s called ‘The Worldwide One Hood 2 Step,'” he wrote.

It remains unclear if Ice Cube’s tweet violates Twitter’s terms of service, which prohibit users from “glorifying violence.”

Free South Africa/Keith Haring, 1985

On Friday, the social media giant cited that very reason in blocking tweets from President Donald Trump and the White House addressing the riots in Minneapolis. The White House has disputed Twitter’s claim, saying that the tweets in question didn’t break any rules and amount to censorship.

Ice Cube appears to have appropriated a Keith Haring lithograph from 1985 titled Free South Africa. The Haring artwork was intended to comment on the apartheid system in South Africa and how blacks were rising up against institutionalized white oppression.

On Wednesday, Ice Cube erroneously identified former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin as felon Jonathan Riches wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat.  The false tweet went viral and was promoted by other celebrities including Rosanna Arquette and Cary Elwes.

The false tweet is still active and visible even though Twitter slapped a “manipulated media” fact check on the photo.

The Friday actor has been posting ominous messages on Twitter hinting that violence is coming. “Remember this: It ain’t no fun when the rabbit got the gun,” he tweeted Friday.

 

 

“How long will we go for Blue on Black Crime before we strike back???” he tweeted earlier this week.

 

Another tweet showed Ice Cube holding what appears to be an ax.

 

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