Ice Cube is the man.
Cube talked about the ongoing Oscar controversy on BBC America’s The Graham Norton Show and explained that he doesn’t see what the big deal about all of this really is.
“You can’t boycott something that you never went to anyway,” he said. “That’s kind of weird. I look at it like a horse race. Once your horse loses the race, you tear up the ticket, go home. Back on out. We don’t do movies for the industry; we do movies for the fans, for people. And, you know, the industry, if they give you a trophy or not, or they pat you on the back or not, its nice but it’s not something you should dwell on.”
The 46-year-old rapper continued by saying, “I think an older generation got an understanding of why we do that kind of music, and the younger generation got a history lesson, and we got so much praise for the movie, its like, how could you be mad because one other academy or guild or anybody didn’t say its the number one?” He ended with, “Its like crying about not having enough icing on your cake. Its just ridiculous.”
Ice Cube’s film, Straight Outta Compton, is nominated for best original screenplay. The 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony will air on ABC on February 28 and will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock.