Ice Cube Says “Straight Outta Compton” Needed A Slave Character To Get The Nomination

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

ice-cube-interview-650-430Actor and rap star Ice Cube knows a thing or two about picking characters for his movies and suggested that the reason Straight Out of Compton didn’t receive the Academy nomination was because it was lacking a slave character which sounds plausible seeing what actors have won in the past. Cube was a guest on Power 105.1 with Angie Martinez and the two discussed the lack of diversity in the selection process on choosing Oscar nominees. Angie asked him whether he “played the Hollywood game” and he stated that he would do the necessary promotion of all his movies but he wasn’t “kissing anybody’s ass.” Check out the interview above and check out our thowback video of Denzel Washington’s Oscar win speech below:

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