Ice Cube Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

17th February 2017

Quote: "I keep the head of the anaconda from my 1997 movie Anaconda on a shelf." Ice Cube has a very special keepsake.

4th February 2017

Quote: "I think we hurt each other. When you (sic) fighting that long, you just look at the director and say, 'Are we making Rocky or are we making Fist Fight?' It just went on forever! (But) it paid off because it's the best fight I've ever seen!" Rapper/actor Ice Cube is happy with the final cut of his new comedy Fist Fight after spending eight days filming a movie brawl with co-star Charlie Day.

4th February 2017

Quote: "I couldn't be an owner, I'm too emotional. My wife, my kids, they all run for cover when the Raiders are playing because I'm into the game; I'm yelling, I'm cursing, I'm just terrible. I'm a terrible fan, so to be an owner, I would just be the worst. I'd be firing people every play!" Rapper/actor Ice Cube has no interest in becoming a stakeholder in his beloved Oakland Raiders American football team.

3rd February 2017

Quote: "They need to give that lady a medal for being with me 25 years! She the best. She's my partner, we do it all together. She's helped me navigate through this crazy career and I love her with everything I got (sic)." Ice Cube feels lucky to have found lasting love with his wife of 25 years, Kimberly Woodruff.

7th September 2016

Quote: "I didn't have no emotions... I ain't gonna pop no champagne, but I ain't gonna shed no tears either. It is what it is. We come here to pass, and he's outta here. Like I said, I'm not losing no sleep over that one." Ice Cube isn't mourning the death of former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller, who passed away at the weekend (03Sep16) following a car accident. The rapper accused Heller of stealing from him after their business partnership went sour.

5th February 2016

Quote: "He was such an innovator, and his songs were phenomenal. I remember when I first heard Fame on the radio, I thought he was black. It was so funky." Ice Cube remembers David Bowie, who lost his battle with cancer last month (Jan16).

5th February 2016

Quote: "Just to see them together again will be cool. I thought they were the cream of the crop back then - I always liked Slash's style... They broke up too soon." Rapper Ice Cube is glad he's on the same Coachella festival bill as the reunited classic Guns N' Roses line-up, because he can't wait to see them live.

17th January 2016

Quote: "If I'm his best friend forever, why haven't I gotten an invitation... I'll be toasting from the parking lot or on Instagram or something." Ice Cube reveals he has yet to receive an invite to pal and Ride Along co-star Kevin Hart's summer wedding.

16th January 2016

Quote: "I've got some tricks up my sleeve. I'm gonna try to bring the members of N.W.A. together... and give everyone a little history lesson... The same night Guns N' Roses are getting back together; it's gonna be a great night." Rapper Ice Cube has big plans for his Coachella festival slot in California in April (16).

15th January 2016

Quote: "He grew up rich, that's why he smiles more. I'd be smiling too if I grew up with a silver mic in my mouth." Ice Cube on his look-alike son O'Shea Jackson, Jr.'s cheerful demeanour.

14th January 2016

Quote: "I'm not p**sed. I'm not surprised. It's the Oscars, they do what they do." Rapper/actor Ice Cube refuses to be angry about his N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton missing out on an Academy Awards haul. The acclaimed film only garnered one nomination, for Best Original Screenplay, when the shortlist was announced on Thursday (14Jan16).

12th January 2016

Quote: "He's the only friend I know that owes his weed man about $400,000... It's a lot of credit, and it's bad weed." Ice Cube jokes about his Ride Along co-star Kevin Hart's drug problems.

12th January 2016

Quote: "We're trying to work it out and figure out what we're gonna do when we get up there... Once he moves all that money out the way of his door... he might perform. It's a big honour." Ice Cube jokes about persuading former N.W.A. bandmate Dr. Dre to perform with him when the rap group is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April (16).

17th August 2015

Fact: Rapper Ice Cube and the stars of his N.w.a. biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and O'Shea Jackson, Jr., were on hand to kick off the 2015 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (16Aug15). The foursome celebrated the success of the hip-hop biopic, which shot to number one on the North American box office over the weekend (ends16Aug15).

17th August 2015

Tweet: "bigups to the whole cast & production crew on #StraightOuttaCompton for smashing the 1st weekend box office numbers. thats major (sic)!!!" Superproducer Timbaland congratulates Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and their crew on the success of their N.w.a. biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, which shot to number one on the North American box office.

13th August 2015

Quote: "We give it a sense of pride. Compton - you can say it with pride. Before it came out, people wouldn't even admit they was from Compton. It was just so rough. People would think you was just too 'hood'. Now, people wear it with pride. They have it on their T-shirts and s**t. They have it on their hats and everything. That's what we do for Compton." Ice Cube insists new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton gives the community in his former neighbourhood a necessary sense of pride.

12th August 2015

Fact: The unborn child O'Shea Jackson, JR. talks about providing for as his dad Ice Cube in a pivotal scene for new biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON was actually himself.

16th April 2015

Quote: "It was like a damn Back to the Future movie. I thought I was gonna change history. I was scared to walk around the corner. I was scared to see my son when he was dressed like me. It was kinda crazy." Ice Cube on watching his son O'Shea Jackson, Jr. portray himself in new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

16th April 2015

Quote: "I just think you should grow a little more and have a lot more to work with before you start to twerk. You should have a grown-woman body before you start to twerk... Nobody wanna see you twerk and start a fire, you know what I mean?" Rapper/actor Ice Cube believes Miley Cyrus is too slight to twerk.

26th March 2015

Quote: "N.W.A would have not existed without Eazy-E. No doubt in my mind. He was bold and not scared of anything. He was 21, 22, I was 16 - to me he was fearless. That's what he brought: 'I don't want to do no corny a** records that try to get on the radio. I want to do hardcore records about what the hell is going on around here'." Rapper Ice Cube pays tribute to late bandmate Eazy-E on the 20th anniversary of his death.

21st October 2014

Quote: "I play an ancient god... It's cool. It's better than playing a donkey or a damn wildebeest or a chicken or a woolly mammoth." Ice Cube on playing The Candle Maker in new animated movie The Book of Life.

7th October 2014

Quote: "He had to audition. We sent him through the ringer. I didn't want anyone thinking that I just gave him the job. He's actually the best man for the job. He studied in New York a little bit, he studied in L.A. He did a screen test - the executives at Universal (Studios) had to make sure he was okay." Rapper Ice Cube didn't make it easy for his son O'Shea Jackson to score the role as the younger version of the Mc in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

27th August 2014

Quote: "Some say I'm corrupt for making that, but I do records how I feel them now. I don't overthink it." Rapper Ice Cube is not bothered by the lukewarm reaction to his recent single with Redfoo and 2 Chainz, Drop Girl.

1st August 2014

Quote: "Hopefully doing this record project will inspire Dre to make more records again. I think the movie will remind a lot of people the importance of who we were and what we did - including us. We're here to give the people what they want so who knows what will happen after the movie." Ice Cube hints at a possible N.W.A. reunion after the rap group's upcoming biopic hits cinemas.

13th June 2014

Quote: "Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum? Wouldn't they p**s you off?" Rapper/actor Ice Cube didn't have to dig too deep to play the co-stars' angry boss in 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street.

14th March 2014

Quote: "It sucks. But it's understandable. We really only had one album together." Rap veteran Ice Cube admits he wasn't surprised his legendary hip-hop group N.W.A. failed to make the cut for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014. The band has been nominated twice.

18th February 2014

Fact: Rapper/actor Ice Cube and funnyman Kevin Hart are preparing to reunite for a sequel to their hit buddy comedy Ride Along. The film has grossed more than $120 million (£75 million) to date worldwide since its release in January (14).

12th September 2013

Quote: "I've been trying to work with Chris for years and we'll get it together... It's what the fans want and I think we've gotta do what the fans want... It's not really me and Chris that are having a problem with getting the movie made... It's a movie waiting to make a whole lotta money." Rapper/actor Ice Cube on plans to revamp his Friday film franchise with pal Chris Tucker.

18th June 2013

Fact: Rapper Ice Cube's U.S. tour plans hit a roadblock on Monday (17Jun13) when cops pulled over the star's bus for speeding in Durham, North Carolina. Granville County Sheriff's Department gave the driver a warning.

2nd November 2012

Quote: "I don't see how anybody could believe what that man says... He just reminds me of somebody who's trying to sell me a Mercedes Benz. He'll tell me that it looks good on me and this is my colour and I can afford it and everything, just to get the sale. It's astonishing that people are buying into that at the rate they are." Rapper/actor Ice Cube is not a fan of U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

7th July 2011

Quote: "Some women want to act like b**tches and hos, they gotta be put in that category. What else you gonna call them?" Rapper Ice Cube on his controversial lyrics.

12th May 2011

Quote: "One time a dude tried to pay us in jewellery... He had no money, so he took off all his jewellery... They came over, like, 'Yo man, will you perform for this?' We were like, 'Hell no, unhook the equipment, we're outta here, baby!'" Ice Cube on the "janky promoters" he encountered as a young rapper.

12th May 2011

Quote: "She should. F**k Tha Police is a staple in everyone's home... Everybody needs to learn the words. Whenever you're feeling, like, the police is too much on you, whip out the lyrics and sing 'em a tune." Ice Cube isn't surprised Gwyneth Paltrow knows the lyrics to his N.W.A. anthem.

11th May 2011

Quote: "I was shocked, stunned, amazed. I couldn't believe what I was seeing... Throwing off your Lakers jersey, what's going on, man? Total disrespect." Die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan Ice Cube is still upset with his team's exit from the Nba play-offs - and Andrew Bynum's behaviour on the court.

16th February 2011

Fact: Rapper/actor Ice Cube is in negotiations to play a police captain in the movie adaptation of Johnny Depp's cult TV show 21 JUMP STREET. Funnyman Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have already signed up for the film and Depp has expressed an interest in a cameo role.

13th October 2010

Fact: Los Angeles native Ice Cube and New York legend REVEREND RUN turned the East Coast/West Coast rivalry into a family affair when they went head-to-head in a friendly rap battle for the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards. Cube was backed by his rapper sons Doughboy and OMG, while Run was supported by his boys Diggy and Jojo Simmons. The ceremony, which took place earlier this month (02Oct10), aired on U.S. TV on Tuesday (12Oct10).

15th September 2010

Fact: Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube and Steve Buscemi will join Woody Harrelson in a hard-hitting new movie about the Los Angeles Police Rampart scandal in the late 1990s. Harrelson will play a veteran cop caught up in the corruption.

23rd April 2010

Fact: Rapper/actor Ice Cube is bringing his Are We There Yet? film franchise to TV - the new show will debut in America in June (10). Terry Crews will take on the role Cube made famous on the big screen. The rapper will be the executive producer of the project.

22nd April 2010

Quote: "Dre's my man. I did a song called Drink the Cool Aid and a lot of people (took it too far)... It's all compliments... I was in the studio with Dre a couple of days ago; he's working on Detox. It's off the hook... He's working on my album too." Rapper Ice Cube insists reports of a feud between himself and former N.W.A. partner Dr. Dre have been blown out of proportion.

10th August 2009

Fact: Rappers-turned-actors Ice Cube and Bow Wow are teaming up for new comedy LOTTERY TICKET, a film about a young man who has to fend off his greedy neighbours when they discover he's holding a winning ticket worth $350 million (£233 million).

28th August 2008

Fact: Singer Aretha Franklin, actors SAMUEL L. JACKSON and Nia Long, comedian Steve Harvey, and rapper Ice Cube will mark the 45th anniversary of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'s "I have a dream" speech when they come together to raise money for King's National Memorial at a Washington, D.C. radiothon on Thursday (28Aug08).

22nd August 2008

Quote: "I did ANACONDA simply because the black man didn't die in the f**king movie." Ice Cube on why he chose to wrestle a snake in the poorly reviewed 1997 movie.

15th January 2008

Quote: "They even blame the MICHAEL VICK stuff on gangsta rap. Dog fighting never existed before gangsta rap. Enough was enough." Ice Cube gets sarcastic as he explains the idea behind his new song GANGSTA RAP MADE ME DO IT.

10th January 2008

Quote: "No. I don't like those kind of movies. Everyone knows what's going to happen. Boy meets girl, they fall in love and everybody's out of 20 bucks. I would (only) do it for $20 million." Rapper/actor Ice Cube hates romantic comedies.

29th December 2007

Quote: "I'd love to play B.A. BARACUS - I'd rock the Mohawk." Rapper Ice Cube lobbies to play MR.T's role in the upcoming A-TEAM movie, to be directed by Boyz n the Hood filmmaker JOHN SINGLETON.

17th October 2007

Fact: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is to release a compilation of demos he recorded between 1992 and 2007, as ALONE - THE HOME RECORDINGS OF RIVERS CUOMO, in December (07). One of the tracks is a cover of gangster rapper Ice Cube's THE BOMB.

31st July 2007

Fact: R. KELLY, Ciara, Ice Cube, Kid Rock, The Game, LIL WAYNE and REMY MA are among the guest stars on Lil Jon's upcoming album CRUNK ROCK.

6th April 2007

Quote: "He's doing pornos now... (they're) very satisfying, he's doing a great job." Ice Cube is proud of former N.W.A bandmate DJ YELLA's achievements as a X-rated moviemaker.

21st March 2007

Fact: Don Cheadle recently tore his Achilles heel in a basketball game with rappers Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.

30th August 2006

Quote: "There's too much of that 'Get your wheels, get your girls, f**k the world, don't even think about Iraq or the Middle East' attitude." Ice Cube bemoans the shallow state of modern American rap.

8th August 2006

Quote: "The guy who sprayed water on Tom Cruise... I'd have probably shot the motherf**ker." Ice Cube has no time for practical jokers.

7th August 2006

Quote: "The guy who sprayed water on Tom Cruise... I'd have probably shot the motherf**ker." Rapper Ice Cube is not a fan of practical jokes.

28th July 2006

Quote: "As in had sexual intercourse with a policewoman? Ha! Ummm, you know, I don't think so ..." Rapper Ice Cube insists he never lived out his most famous lyric, "F**k Tha Police."

14th June 2006

Quote: "Will Smith and I are cool... When I do a movie, he'll send a gift basket with a note, and I do the same for him." Rapper Ice Cube on his Hollywood acquaintances.

27th May 2006

Quote: "I moved out the 'hood because they don't have million dollar houses in South Central." Rapper Ice Cube gives his reasons for moving out of Los Angeles' roughest neighbourhood.

25th May 2006

Quote: "I was offered to read for Forrest Gump, for that guy BUBBA. I was like, 'Nah, man. I can't play Bubba.'" Ice Cube, one of the original gangsta rappers, was offered the part of TOM HANKS' shrimp fisherman friend in Forrest Gump.

24th October 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper Ice Cube is giving the son of his late NWA bandmate Eazy E a career boost - by appearing on his album debut. EAZY E's son LIL' EAZY E will release THE PRINCE OF COMPTON next January (06). </p>

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