If there’s one thing nobody wants to be on the receiving end of, it’s the Ice Cube scowl of disapproval.
And while he didn’t exactly fire one off per se, the legendary rapper did take the time to voice his displeasure following the tragic murder of George Floyd.
This morning, Cube was scheduled to appear on “Good Morning America,” where he would presumably discuss topics like his Big 3 league, his musical legacy, and the state of American society.
Unfortunately, Cube decided that America as a whole had failed in a major way, and canceled his appearance altogether.
“I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning,” he writes, via Twitter.
It goes without saying that morale has been low following Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer, who knelt on the man’s neck for an extended period of time — despite Floyd’s panicked declarations that he couldn’t breathe.
Cube is but one of many prominent rappers who have voiced their frustration and anger over the incident, which is beginning to feel like a societal boiling point.
Even those who would normally stand silent have been seemingly moved into anger, a testament to the growing tension permeating in America at the moment.
It’s unclear as to whether rappers will continue to take action in protest, but you’ve gotta respect Ice Cube for remaining principled — a quality he’s maintained for the entirety of his career. Rest in peace George Floyd.
I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) May 28, 2020