West Coast rapper Ice Cube is set to see HBO night show host Bill Maher. New reports claim the rap veteran will go through with a previously scheduled “Real Time With Bill Maher” appearance.

According to reports, Cube is still going forward with his upcoming sit-down despite the headline-generating drama.

Cube was originally booked to talk about the 25th anniversary edition of his album, “Death Certificate.” His rep calls it perfect timing because the record was made in the wake of the Rodney King beating, “[W]hich sadly, speaks to many of the same race issues we as a society are still dealing with today.” (TMZ)

A few days ago, Chicago’s Chance The Rapper called for HBO to fire Maher.

Maher has since issued a statement and apologized for his offensive comment.

“Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show,” he said. “Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.” (NJ)

Last Friday, Maher shocked the world after using an N-word reference on his late night talk show with Republican of Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse.

When Mr. Sasse said this did not happen in his state, Mr. Maher said, “I’ve got to get to Nebraska more.” Mr. Sasse replied: “You’re welcome. We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.” Mr. Maher said: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n*gger. No, it’s a joke.” (New York Times)