Hollywood actor Ice Cube and his son O’Shea Jackson Jr. are reportedly headed to next week’s annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
According to Grammys executive Ken Ehrlich, the duo will be presenters Monday (February 15).
“We felt it was important to represent Straight Outta Compton on the show,” says executive producer Ken Ehrlich. “That movie and that soundtrack had a tremendous impact on our culture this past year.” The critically acclaimed biopic about pioneering rap group N.W.A. was co-produced by Ice Cube, who was portrayed in the box office hit by son Jackson. (Billboard)
Check out what Ice Cube recently said about Straight Outta Compton not receiving a Best Picture nomination at the upcoming Academy Awards on the next page …
Recently, Ice Cube talked about not receiving a Best Picture nomination for this year’s Academy Awards.
“I never used to go anyways. You can’t boycott something that you never went to anyway. That’s kind of weird. I look at it like a horse race – it’s nothing to really put that much energy into like that. We don’t do movies for the industry. We do movies for the fans, for the people and the industry, you know, if they give you a trophy or not or pat you on the back or not, it’s nice but it’s not something that you should dwell on. We got accolades from our core fans, from our curious fans, people who didn’t even think they wanted to see that movie. I think an older generation got an understanding on why we did that kind of music and a younger generation got a history lesson and we got so much praise for that movie, so how can you be mad – it’s like crying about not having enough icing on your cake.” (“The Graham Norton Show”)
Cube dished on his personal issue with the Academy snubbing the mega hit in a separate interview last month.
“I think we deserve Best Picture. Especially by them leaving two out. They usually pick ten movies. They picked eight this year,” Cube said in an interview. “I ain’t gonna kiss no a** for nothing. Maybe that is the problem. Or maybe we should’ve put a slave in Straight Outta Compton. I think that’s where we messed up. That’s where we messed up. Just one, random slave for the Academy members to recognize us as a real, black movie…The thing about it is that does not define us or. That award is cool. It’s cool to be recognized. But people recognized this movie back in August when it did $200 million at the box office.” (Power 105.1)