Ice Cube turns down big paycheck after saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

Ice Cube reportedly walked away from the set of Oh Hell No and a $9 million paycheck due to its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.


Most people would do anything for a million dollars let alone $9 million, even if it means getting vaccinated for COVID-19 against their free will. However, actor and rapper Ice Cube is not your average joe. With an estimated net worth of $160 million, Ice Cube has enough cash in the bank to turn down multi-million dollar projects, which he reportedly just did after exiting Sony Pictures' upcoming comedy, Oh Hell No, due to its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Ice Cube just turned down his second project during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ice Cube says "Oh Hell No" to the COVID-19 vaccine

It's ironic that Ice Cube is reportedly exiting a movie due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates when he previously supported protecting ones self from COVID-19.

Several entertainment industry unions and the Director's Guild of America recently agreed to let producers require vaccines on film sets. Meanwhile, the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards required attendees to provide proof of vaccination. However, the vaccine mandate remains a divisive topic. Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger is a staunch supporter of the COVID-19 vaccine, others are clearly not. However, it is worth noting that the reason for Ice Cube's departure is not clear at the moment.

All that we know is that The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news that Ice Cube is no longer part of Sony Pictures' upcoming film.

Ice Cube would have co-starred with Jack Black in Oh Hell No, which will be directed by Kitao Sakurai. The film was initially set to start filming in Hawaii this winter, but production has since been delayed with Black currently out due to an injury.

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Interestingly, the former NWA member is reportedly saying no to the project because of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. He was previously one of the strongest supporters of protecting ones self from the ongoing pandemic. The "You Can Do It" MC even released a series of branded T-shirts last year that featured himself wearing a mask where he donated the proceeds to frontline health workers who sacrificed so much during the earlier portions of the COVID-lockdowns.

This is the second project that Ice Cube has turned down in the past two years. Before Oh Hell No, Cube was set to join "Flint Strong" in a starring role. However, several sources claim that he's no longer involved in the said film. Ice Cube nor his representation has yet to reveal why he exited Flint Strong either.

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