by Kelen McBreen

The actor and musician lost out on $9 million over the refusal

Top hip-hop artist Ice Cube is prepared to sacrifice a $9 million payday over his refusal to take an experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

After the producers of a Sony comedy titled Oh Nell No announced requirements for all cast to be vaccinated, the rapper decided to resign from the project.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter film production has been pushed back as the studio looks to find a replacement for Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson.

Jackson was set to co-star with Jack Black, who is also one of the film’s producers.

The pair were going to start filming in Hawaii this winter.

Ice Cube, who previously promoted wearing masks, has yet to comment on his decision to exit the comedy or on his stance on Covid vaccines.