Rapper / producer Ice Cube has left Sony comedy Oh hell no! losing a $ 9 million paycheck after manufacturers’ requests to get vaccinated were denied.
The film, in which Jack Black is supposed to play the leading role, is due to be shot in Hawaii in December.
The Departure is the second film the actor has left since the pandemic began, pulling back from a boxing film that only made a day of filming before COVID-19 took Hollywood on a hiatus.
Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, has been a vocal advocate of masking throughout the pandemic. At the height of the Delta Variation wave in August, he donated 2,000 face masks to a college in Oklahoma. He also sold shirts that encouraged people to wear masks in April 2020, shortly after the pandemic began.
As of 0f 2021, Ice Cube’s net worth is estimated at $ 160 million.