Ice Cube wasn’t fired from the production of the comedy “Oh Hell No,” which was set to shoot in winter 2021, but he exited the film after turning down the COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As a result of his exit, Ice Cube lost out on a $9 million payday. If he had stayed on, the movie would have paired him alongside the great Jack Black and Netflix’s “Bad Trip” director, Kitao Sakurai.
Interestingly, the popular rapper-actor was a vocal supporter of mask-wearing and even helped support the cause by selling T-shirts inscribed with the phrase “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self,” which also featured an image of him in a face covering. Even more intriguingly, Ice Cube also ended up departing a Universal Pictures project called “Flint Strong,” which actually filmed for one day before production was put on hiatus in March 2020 as the spread of COVID began to accelerate. It’s not clear why he left that film, which is said to be looking for a new star and possibly studio.
As of this writing, no one has been tapped to replace Ice Cube in “Oh Hell No,” though Jack Black is still aboard, according to IMDb.