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Louis Farrakhan, Snoop Dogg

The NFL has partnered with multiple performers who promote antisemitic hate-preacher Louis Farrakhan, including rapper Ice Cube, who was recently tapped to lead the league’s “economic equity” program.

By Pesach Benson, United with Israel

Ice Cube, the rapper whose lyrics have called for violence against Jews and Asians is teaming up the with the National Football League to spearhead the league’s social justice endeavors.

There’s nothing wrong with the NFL allocating $125 million to close racial gaps by providing opportunities to black-owned businesses.

But the rapper — whose real name is O’Shea Jackson — has a troubling history of supporting Louis Farrakhan. So do other high profile people associated with the NFL.

Ice Cube took a beating in 2020 for a series of social media posts with antisemitic tropes and praise for the Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan has remained in the news for decades, not least of all due to his outlandish antisemitic rhetoric.

His comments have included remarks such as, “Satanic Jews have infected the whole world with poison and deceit.”

He has even pushed outright lies, such as his claim that “there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks.”

Farrakhan even once described the genocidal monster Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.”

Ice Cube, in Farrakhan’s defense, tweeted in 2020, “The Honorable Louis Farrakhan continues to warn America to this very second and he’s labeled one of your ‘evil names’ and you turn your ears off.”

The rapper also posted photos of himself with Farrakhan, and later slammed CNN anchor Jake Tapper for calling the preacher a “vile, anti-LGBTQ, anti-Semitic misogynist.”

“Watch your mouth, Jake,” Ice Cube warned Tapper, who is Jewish.

Unfortunately, Ice Cube is the tip of the iceberg of Farrakhan fans associated with the NFL.

The rapper Snoop Dogg performed at at the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show despite having come to Farrakhan’s defense in 2019. When Facebook and Instagram removed Farrakhan’s accounts, Snoop — whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr. — insisted that the only thing Farrakhan did was to “tell the truth.”

“I stand with him. Ban me motherf—–! Ban me! Because I’m gonna keep posting this s– … F– y’all who got a problem with him,” Snoop said in a video posted to his Instagram account.

Other NFL stars, such as DeSean Jackson, Donovan McNabb, Preston Smith and Malik Jackson defended Farrakhan or shared his quotes during that time.

So did another rapper, Jay-Z (real name, Shawn Corey Carter) who is the official Live Music Entertainment Strategist for the National Football League.

So it’s fair to ask: Does the NFL have a Louis Farrakhan problem?