Ice Cube References Tupac "Thug Life" Code While Addressing Richard Sherman Comments
Ice Cube waiting on okay from New Line Cinemas for next "Friday" film, says pursuing the film is a no-brainer.
Following comments the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman made after the team's January 19 win against the San Francisco 49ers, the professional athlete from Compton, California found himself at the center of commentary nationwide.
Ice Cube recently offered his thoughts on Sherman’s comments and also the cornerback’s remarks on the use of the word “thug,” a word he revealed is the equivalent of using the n-word. During his interview with ESPN, Cube didn’t approve of Sherman calling out the 49ers’ Michael Crabtree, but did agree with the Seahawks player’s remarks on the word “thug.”
“I think he’s right definitely in a lot of what he said,” Ice Cube said in an interview with SportsNation. “But it’s the perception…It’s a thing that I think this word became super popular and people started to code it on people, you know. Tupac said ‘thug life’ and everybody feels like if you come from those areas you must be like Tupac thug life and it ain’t true.
“I mean, I didn’t like him calling out Crabtree,” he added. “I didn’t think he should have called out the player. Do I like him being hype, brash, liking trash talking? Yeah, I love it. That’s what you watch football for. You not watching no choir boys.”
Ice Cube Speaks On Friday & N.W.A. Films
Ice Cube also offered an update on the next Friday film. According to the former N.W.A. spitter, they’re currently waiting on New Line Cinema to approve the film.
“We just waiting for New Line to make a decision,” he said. “You know what I mean? It’s like New Line, Time Warner they gotta figure out if they wanna make this movie or not…I don’t know what’s to figure out. It’s the movie everybody wanna see. It’s a no-brainer to me. I believe Chris Tucker is in to doing it. So, let’s do it.”
In addition to being asked about Richard Sherman, Cube also took part in a game of “Kobe Or Cube,” a game in which the show’s hosts were to determine whether a rap lyric was Cube’s or Kobe Bryant’s.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ star enjoyed a brief stint in music and as a result of his brief rap career he landed the number one spot on the Bleacher Report’s list of worst athlete rappers. The list was released at the top of this year and also includes John Cena, Chris Webber, and Serena Williams.