Ice Cube has departed the production of the upcoming film Oh Hell No, in which he was set to co-star with Jack Black, after refusing to get a COVID vaccine.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Sony had no comment on Ice Cube’s exit, and that neither the personal representative for the hip-hop star nor his agency, WME, would comment.
The Sony film was set to shoot this winter in Hawaii, and the producers required the whole cast to be vaccinated.
This is the second film that Ice Cube has walked away from this year, as he left the forthcoming boxing film Flint Strong, but for unclear reasons.
Ice Cube himself has promoted mask-wearing throughout the pandemic. A couple of months into the lockdown, the rapper released “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self” branded merchandise, with its proceeds sent to benefit frontline health workers.