Ice Cube, the renowned rapper, and entrepreneur, delivered a scorching clapback to Elon Musk, the founder of X (formerly known as Twitter), following Musk's attempt at humor with a meme about Cube. Musk's social media misstep took place on Thursday when he posted an outdated meme that featured a picture of Ice Cube alongside an actual ice cube, accompanied by the caption, "Remember Ice Cube? This is him now, feel old yet?" Ice Cube wasted no time in firing back at Musk, taking aim at the billionaire's tumultuous control of his social media empire.
Cube's retaliation came in the form of a tweet that read, "Remember Twitter? This is it now, feel stupid yet?" The tweet featured an image of Twitter's former bird logo engulfed in flames, symbolizing the controversies that have swirled around Musk's platform.
The meme that set off this fiery exchange was initially posted by another user in response to one of Musk's tweets. "I posted this innocent meme under one of Elon’s posts, and now I accidentally started beef between @elonmusk and @icecube," the user lamented after Cube's biting response.
Ice Cube's Past Controversies
Ice Cube has faced criticism on Musk's platform in the past due to his hip-hop diss track "No Vaseline," in which he targeted the members of the N.W.A group and their manager, Jerry Heller.
Additionally, in June 2020, Cube sparked controversy by sharing numerous antisemitic images and messages on the platform. It's worth noting that Musk acquired the network in 2022 for a staggering $44 billion. Following this acquisition, Cube appealed to the tech magnate to address issues related to censorship on the platform, urging him to "remove his 'shadow ban homie.'
" Thursday's exchange didn't go unnoticed by users of X, Musk's social media platform. Many users applauded Ice Cube for his swift and clever comeback, likening it to playing an UNO reverse card in a game, where the tables are turned on the opponent.
Ice Cube's response to Musk's meme has become a memorable moment in the ongoing saga of celebrity interactions on social media, captivating audiences and generating significant buzz online.