O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson Sr. has had a memorable few weeks. The Hip Hop legend’s group N.W.A was announce as part of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame class of 2016, and his latest movie Ride Along 2 is set to hit theaters today (January 15).
While there is a lot to celebrate in the Jackson household, some fans were disappointed the movie Straight Outta Compton did not receive Oscar nominations for Best Picture or in any of the acting categories. Cube dropped by The Wendy Williams Show, and he was asked about his group’s biopic getting snubbed by the Academy Awards.
“I thought you guys would get more [nominations],” said Wendy.
“Me too,” replied Cube. “I’m not pissed. I’m not surprised. It’s the Oscars. They do what they do. The people loved the movie. The people supported the movie. Number one at the box office, over $200 million worldwide – I can’t be mad.”
The 46-year-old actor/filmmaker also spoke about getting inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. Again, Cube was not too concerned with receiving accolades from the entertainment industry.
“It’s nice to be recognized, but N.W.A was anti-establishment,” expressed Cube. “We’re used to people trying to dismiss what we got to say. We’re used to the industry looking down on us. We were the black sheep of the industry.”
Wendy and Cube also chatted about Ride Along 2. According to Cube, it was a lot of fun working with his co-star Kevin Hart who he called a “real professional.”