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Ice Cube has hit back at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, accusing the NBA star of being a Judas after he criticized the rapper and several other black celebrities for their anti-Semitic tweets that he called a 'troubling omen' for the Black Lives Mattermovement.
In a scathing column published in The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, Jabbar called out Ice Cube, NFL star DeSean Jackson and fellow NBA player Stephen Jackson for recent social media posts containing anti-Semitic messages, some of which promoted the controversial views of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Jabbar referred to a series of tweets by Ice Cube last month that contained 'creepy symbols and images' implying Jews were responsible for the oppression of blacks.
Ice Cube fired back at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after the basketball star criticized him and several black celebrities for their anti-Semitic posts
The rapper accused The Hollywood reporter of giving Jabbar '30 pieces of silver to cut us down'
Jabbar promoted his new column on Tuesday amid the controversy surrounding Ice Cube's tweets and Nick Cannon's podcast in which he spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson also drew backlash earlier this month for sharing quotes attributed to Adolph Hitler and voicing support for Farrakhan.
Jabbar criticized the 'lack of massive indignation' over the posts, saying he was shocked to see little public outrage despite the 'new Woke-fulness in Hollywood.'
'It's so disheartening to see people from groups that have been violently marginalized do the same thing to others without realizing that perpetuating this kind of bad logic is what perpetuates racism,' Jabbar wrote.
Ice Cube later fired back at Jabbar accusing him of selling out to write the take-down piece.
'Shame on the Hollywood Reporter who obviously gave my brother Kareem 30 pieces of silver to cut us down without even a phone call,' he tweeted on Wednesday.