Meaning of “Arrest the President” by Ice Cube

“Arrest the President” is a hip hop track released by American rapper Ice Cube in 2018. This track, which is very politically charged, primarily takes aim at American President Donald Trump. Despite the fact that in the lyrics, Ice Cube doesn’t call Trump by name, it is abundantly clear he is referring to him.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Ice Cube's Arrest the President at

Throughout this anti-Donald Trump song, Cube throws several jabs at the 45th president of the United States. In doing so, he makes references to some of Trump’s major scandals, including his alleged collusion with Russia to tamper with the 2016 United States elections. He goes as far as claiming that Trump is nothing but “Russian Intelligence”.

As if that wasn’t enough, Cube goes ahead to mock Trump on multiple occasions. For example, he makes mockery at Trump’s bizarre orange skin by telling the world that the new white is orange.

In the chorus, Cube drops the most prominent line of the song: “Arrest the President, you got the evidence“. Here, he is probably talking directly to Robert Mueller (the head of the Special Counsel in charge of investigating Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 elections). Cube is telling the authorities to waste no more time in arresting Trump since they have enough evidence to do so.

That said, it is important to note that Cube might have also been using the words “arrest” metaphorically. However, in all, we can confidently conclude that Cube wrote this song as a protest against Donald Trump.


Facts about “Arrest the President”

  • The song was entirely written by Ice Cube.
  • Interestingly enough, despite clearly being an anti-Donald Trump song, nowhere in the lyrics does Ice Cube mention the name of the 45th U.S. President.
  • American music producer ShawnSki produced this politically charged song.
  • On November 9, 2018, “Arrest the President” was made available to download and stream on various digital music services around the globe.
  • A few days before the song’s official release, Cube posted a snippet of it online on November 6, 2018. This date happened to be the same day the 2018 U.S. midterm election was taking place. He then proceeded to urge fans to go out and vote in their numbers.
  • Aside taking aim at Trump, “Arrest the President” also references American rapper Rick Ross and the movie Home Alone.
  • Upon it’s release in November 2018, this track became Cube’s first single since 2017.
  • This isn’t the first politically themed hip hop song to be titled “Arrest the President”. In 1990, the American rapper Intelligent Hoodlum (later known as Tragedy Khadafi) released a song with the same title.

Has President Donald Trump responded to this song?

No, he hasn’t. And it is highly unlikely he would.

Which Ice Cube album can this track be found on?

This track is the first single from Cube’s tenth studio album Everythang’s Corrupt. This album in question would be released in December 2018.

3 Responses

  1. RandomSomeone says:

    Ice Cube is a Trump supporter and the song is sarcastic.

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