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Ice Cube Exits Upcoming Film Oh Hell No After Declining COVID-19 Vaccine

The rapper/actor is walking away from a $9 million pay day

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Ice Cube, photo by Thearon W. Henderson/BIG3/Getty Images
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    Ice Cube has dropped out of the upcoming Sony comedy Oh Nell No after declining to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 52-year-old rapper-turned-actor exited the project after producers said the full cast would need to be vaccinated. In doing so, Ice Cube walked away from a $9 million pay day.

    Production on the film, which co-stars Jack Black, has been postponed as the studio looks for a replacement. Kiato Sakuari (Bad Trip) is on board as director.

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    Ice Cube has yet to publicly comment on his decision to leave Oh Hell No, or why he is not getting vaccinated. In the past, however, he has been a proponent of mask wearing. In April 2020, he released “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self” t-shirt featuring an image of himself wearing a mask, with proceeds benefiting frontline health workers. He also donated 2,000 face masks to Bacone College in Oklahoma.

    Consequence has reached out to Ice Cube’s representatives for comment.

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