On Seth Meyers’ Late Night show this past Wednesday, Ice Cube spoke on how he’s giving back to the first responders that have been doing an amicable job during the coronavirus pandemic.
The rapper turned actor announced the launching of a fundraiser to give back to the heroic essential workers who are helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“I want to do something cool for the first responders,” Cube said. “We’ve got real heroes out there putting their lives on the line who are not getting a lot of recognition.”
Cube’s T-shirt fundraiser will include a variety of black T-Shirts that show him wearing a mask on the front that reads “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self.” This is a memorable lyric from his song released in 1992 titled “Check Yo Self.”
As Cube continued, he said that first responders are, “silent heroes all through the country.”
“Everybody has a foundation that you can donate to. This, that and the other. But you don’t really get nothing back, you know? You just donate. It’s kind of like your secret in a way, and that’s it,” he said. “So I was like, ‘What if you got something? What if you got something cool like a cool T-shirt that pushes the cause as well?’
“You give money; you get a cool T-shirt. You push the cause,” Ice Cube went on to say, letting the public know that he doesn’t gain any profit from sales of the shirts. “Everything goes to the first responders.”
He ended the topic by saying, “They get money, and you get a chance to push a cool T-shirt with your boy Ice Cube on it,” he said.