Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has recently revealed that he had to lose out on an acting job that was set to pay him $9 million because he refused to take the COVID vaccine shot.

Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson Sr., revealed on the podcast Million Dollaz Worth of Game that he had lost a role in the comedy series Oh Hell No directed by Kitao Sakurai. The producers had reportedly asked cast and crew members of the film to be vaccinated against COVID before shooting commenced in Hawaii in the winter of 2021.

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Cube commented on the podcast, “I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherfu**ing jab,” further adding, “F**k that jab. Fu**k ya’ll for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now.”

The former NWA member did not provide a clear answer when asked whether he was planning to quit Hollywood altogether and start an independent production house of his own. He instead said, “I’m working on it. I’m hustling,” further adding, “Got a lot of things up my sleeve.”

Later in the podcast, Cube went on an explicit-ridden tirade on the producers for asking him to take the vaccine if he were to be a part of the film. Cube said, “Those motherfu**ers 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 sh*t at all. Nothing. F**k them. I didn’t need that sh*t.”

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Cube is not the only celebrity to have refused a vaccine. Other celebrities who refused to take the jab include Offset of Migos, MIA, Rob Schneider, and Joe Rogan. Schneider even posted anti-vaccine memes on Twitter and claimed that the COVID jabs were “experimental gene therapy”.