Ice Cube explains why he doesn’t get caught up with the furore around awards
Good on you ice cube, nicely said.
Very well stated. Thanks for standing for what’s right.
Finally a black actor who speaks out about it without bias and actually makes an ounce of sence…
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Some sense, finally!
It’s one of those situations where people who you’d thought never see together on the same television screen.. are. And Hugh Laurie giving props to Ice Cube is just a bonus. Only on Norton, and to a lesser extent, James Corden.
Is that white guy Hugh Laurie? I love House!
brilliantly answered by ice cube ……
Get this trending
They only clapped when that doctor person confirmed what ice cube said haha whatever
Best metaphor ever for a situation like this. :)
Finally some sanity on this silly controversy!
This is the best statement about the controversy that I have heard yet! Well said!
“It’s like crying about not having enough icing on your cake.” Absolutely perfect explanation, someone send that to Jada.
Very well put by Mr. Ice Cube.
A person shouldn’t be nominated for an award based on their skin color, but for their performance on the screen.
Well, he certainly has a point, but it is a fact that it’s always been white people who maintain the standards for succes and lead the institutions that decide what is ‘good’ culture. It’s one thing to make a world outside of that and being happy about your work being acknowledged in other settings, but wouldn’t a complete reformation of the dominant institutions be a better option?
Applaud only when a WHITE man confirms a Black mans statement XD
oh sure applaud ONLY WHEN THE WHITE GUY CONFIRMS IT.
Ice Cube is on a British television show & couldn’t remove the head gear. Whoa! Like The First Lady is the first First Lady to hug England’s Queen on first meeting. Bummer!
By purposely putting black people into the nominees to ‘avoid racism’ is actually being racist.
if a black person wins an oscar white people say ‘it’s only bc they’re black’ and if a black person doesn’t even get nominated white people say ‘well it’s just bc they’re not good enough.’ there IS bias in the industry and it’s naive to think it’s pure coincidence that an academy full of old white men only picked white people in the acting category.
Now this is why ice cube helped mold a generation well said sir. Cube
People are missing the point. He is talking about his movie receiving critical acclaim and he couldn’t be upset because he was fortunate to receive any acclaim because most don’t that’s what he meant about him personally would be like complaining about icing on the cake, he wasn’t referring to other movies or actors just himself. Also he starts by saying he never cared or went to the Oscar in the first place so it don’t matter to him. He does not represent all actors or industry minorities just because he is one as well. Basically it does matter to some it’s not just icing on a cake to other minorities in the industry it is their DREAM to win an Oscar not some horse race or chance of luck you throw your twenty dollar bet on.
……..first time I’ve ever disagreed with IceCube. You guys are missing the entire point.
Well said. I mean…why doesn’t anyone boycott the NBA for always awarding black people? Well maybe because they dominate the field. Just like white people dominate the oscars. There should be a bigger diversity in any of the fields…but don’t force it…find a deserving and respected way to do it.
it’s quite ironic how jada pinkett smith only calls for a boycott when will’s movie doesn’t get nominated. similarly, spike lee has claimed that he will be boycotting the osar’s – notably, his film also failed to get a nod. these people are butthurt over the fact that their work wasn’t nominated, simple as that.
Notice how Cube is speaking for himself and not for Blacks and the bigger picture? It’s because he is CONTENT with riding in the back of the bus. Ice Cube isn’t qualified to speak on such a matter of relevance.
Finally! Somebody said what we were all thinking. Thank you Snoop Dogg.
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Ice cube in interviews seems so nice I can’t imagine him hitting up buildings and killing people like he did in the film
If you flip the situation around, and the majority of, or if not, all the nominees were black, ask yourself this, would you see a tone of white people creating a #oscarssoblack hashtag, and asking for a boycott? No. Why? Because that would be racist. Being black, and undermining, discriminating, and mocking white people to feed your own,”diverse” agenda, isn’t any less racist. Especially when you hypocrites do the same thing. #tylerperryfilms.
I do think the Oscars are racist because of those who vote but I think he has a very good point because it’s just one set of stupid awards
My thought is if people think the oscars are too white than why don’t people accuse the nba of being to black or the nfl for being too black
the screen play was written by white people.
Eloquently put. If you act to get an Oscar then I think there’s something completely wrong with your priorities.
Wait. I cannot believe Kevin Hart didn’t say a word throughout this video?
ice cube did all the talking but kanye west didnt say anything
You can boycott something you haven’t been to. That’s why you haven’t been. Honestly
Ice Cube is in possession of the most powerful weapon known to mankind. Knowledge.
maybe if blacks didn’t keep making the same boring slave/gangsta/civil rights/violence movies they’d get one. you can’t get an award for acting if you are just being yourself and filming it. same goes for the black authors tbh
The funniest part is the audience doesn’t clap or cheer after the comment by Ice Cube. They wait for for the white guy before clapping and going crazy.
Ice Cube, you’re not an actor. You are a rapper. Acting is just a vehicle for you to make some money. It’s more than about “the fans” Mr. Cube. It’s about Black actors & filmmakers being overlooked for racial reasons. Of course you’re not complaining, it’s an easy paycheck for you. You get handed opportunities over serious black filmmakers because the studio heads already feel like you have a solidified fan base because of your music career. Your heart is not into it. You’re not invested in black Hollywood. Making movies is just a way to keep you relevant & making money because your albums don’t sale like they use to.
he answered this perfectly.
Ice Cube ain’t even an actor. His opinion doesn’t matter.
finally… who thought ice cube would be the voice of reason.
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Ice Cube just earned massive points with me now, loved his movies but now I admire him as a man.
What about BET? lol hypocrites. black people just didn’t make good movies this year let’s be real SOC wasn’t even THAT good.
only white people gaf about the oscars. its hollywoods way of giving you a gold star for doin what your told.
That’s the first time Kevin Hart just shut the FUUUG UP!!!
MOSTLY the non black people agree with him, but more black people agree with Jada. hmmmm
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Ice Cube is exactly right! You make movies for the fans and not the industry. It is not about the awards or trophies but about educating and entertaining people.
I find it so interesting that they made the thumbnail reversed. In the UK they have the host on the Left and in the US the host is always on the Right. I think they know their audience for this video and made it so Cube and Hart were looking to the right to not confuse people clicking the video.
Listen, it doesn’t matter what colour you are. It’s if you’re a good actor. And also, think about it, how many lead black/Asian actors are there in movies have you seen?
“we do movies for the fans, for the people” My man Ice Cube
How is this a problem? Black people make up 13 percent of the US population, it only makes sense for them to make up about 13 percent of the oscars
This would be an issue if the Oscars actually mattered.
Whoever you see ice you see Kevin too
“Why do white people never win NBA mvp?” “Cuz black people are better players.” “Why do black people never win oscars?” “Cuz white people are better actors.” Same things, no ones boycotting the NBA
Well put, but at the same time Ice Cube has very little regard for awards in general. Winning awards does boost an artist’s salary and popularity so it does raise the question whether or not minorities are being undermined systematically as there were many movies and actors that could’ve easily been nominated. While Ice Cubes input is important, we must remember that his opinions on the worth of an award isn’t the same as others.
he answered it amazingly, but I do believe Jason Mitchell (who played Easy E) should have been nominated. he was exceptional at the part.
Im going out and buying everything ICE CUBE this weekend, Been listening to him since NWA hated him when no vaseline came out and jump back on later but dude is solid 100% a G
17% of Oscar contenders are black
17% of the States population is black
8% of the population is latino.
1% of Oscar contenders are latinos.
Americans have a very particular and comical way of looking at racism.
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My question is, is B.E.T BROADCASTED ON “NATIONAL” TV(one of the major channels), LIKE THE OSCARS?
Why was Kevin hart there? Lol
So much respect for this guy, if you produce something you’re really proud of that changes other people’s perception, an award is simply a bonus, not a necessity or anything that will make you feel any less proud of you don’t receive it.
I saw a picture that said “black people boycotting the Oscars because it’s racist, But the BET awards aren’t racist?
The best actor in the Hateful Eight was Samuel L. Jackson yet Jennifer Jason Leigh – the worst actor in the film – is nominated over him? Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, & Idris Elba’s performances in their respective films surpassed Tom Hardy’s, Leonardo Dicaprio’s, Mark Rylance’s, Christian Bale’s, and Rooney Mara’s performances. Yes, the Academy is racist.
If there’s more important things to worry about than racism in Hollywood then there’s more important things to worry about than people worrying about racism in Hollywood. So to all you self-important people out there, quit worrying. Don’t type a comment. Don’t give a piece of your mind. Just go. Go and adopt a starving child from some third world country. Go to the nearest biggest city and start feeding the homeless. What’s stopping you?
Ice Cube is so full of it. You make movies for the fans??? More like you makes movies for a paycheck because your rap career is stalled.
ummmm… was that House?
If black people really wanna be “accepted”, maybe they should stop seeing things in black and white. We’re all people, no matter what color. And movies shouldn’t be and aren’t judged by black or white, they’re judged by the quality of the film and the worth of the actor’s performance. That doesn’t mean your movie sucked… It just wasn’t good enough to make the cut. The Oscars are the most important award you can get and it’s the symbol of true excellence. There are only so many spots you can fill in that category and when it came down to it, the best qualified. Yeah. Its all white… but a lot of white people didn’t get a spot too, and you don’t see them “boycotting”. It’s all just sour grapes. And to the white celebs siding on the boycott… just stop. You’re not gonna make yourself look better by doing it and really it’s just covering up the fact that you’re a little racist and you wanna feel good about yourself!
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is that the dude from house
spoken like a true slave
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Spoken like a true corporate slave. Too bad we couldn’t get a comment from Ice Cube from his N.W.A. days.
For being a thug he seems like a really nice dude lol
looks like Ice Cubes gone coon on the Graham Norton show coonen on about the Oscars like the coon he is, only a coon would disagree with Jada Smith
-butthurt black person who can’t stand other black people having different opinions
Ice Cube is awesome!
Did anyone notice, how the white guy got the applause for giving props to ice cube. but ice cube didn’t get any applause for speaking the truth lmao this world we live in man.
Is that Sophie standing between them?
isnt this the reason we got BET channel?
Ice Cube just hit the nail on the head. The whole “Boycott Oscars” thing is ridiculous. There are bigger problems in the world and you wanna boycott an awards show that literally means nothing? The Oscars are an entertainment show, that’s it. Also, they’re not racist, they’re just really, really, stupid.
Ice Cube is such a nice guy for ‘knowing his place’ in the White dominated status quo and not complaining about it. And hence all the nice comments about him. He wouldn’t be so popular if he joined in the chorus of discontent, would he? Cause then he’d be all “uppity”. Well don’t be fooled by the words. It’s just that he’s smart enough to know he’s here promoting a movie and one wrong word could well mean the next role goes to someone else.
Ice Cube’s view of the film industry is narrow because he’s a musician who utilizes film as a secondary gig for money. Real black actors & filmmakers have it way harder than he does. Us not winning Oscars is indicative of a larger problem. Which is racial politics within the film industry. It’s about more than an award. The white supremacists & their lapdogs in comment section are patting you on the back solely because they take it as an okay to marginalize black people.
Someone please explain to me what this is about?
Funny how the claps only came when the white actor speaked
I’ve never seen Hart look so uncomfortable and quiet.
The president of the Academy is black and black people think there’s some kind of conspiracy against them? If she (the president) really thought that or cared don’t you think she would have brought it up BEFORE the whole #OscarsSoWhite thing started? But no. The only reason she is pretending to be “upset” and “frustrated” is because is she, as a black person, sided against the blacks, her career would be over. They would shame her to death.
this movie is nothing to be proud of many people were killed many white youths were killed and robbed as well ads black youiths for this movie to even mak ED it to the theaters ,just goes to show how morally bankrupt the people of proud COMPTON are .Why not encourage the youth to join the military get a education,STRAIT out of COMPTON I hope has paid back all the welfare the folks collected while on it,ya all know who I mean so please don’t glorify how great it was killin and robbing an drive bys,oh because a few ED educated folks are smart enough not to glorify this awful tim ED in our history caused by who,who started drive bys,who cost the taxpayers billion in police time,black history month what a fine example you have so educational you,ve made your race look,and anyon ED who gives awards for th his movie should have there heads examined,this is nothing to be proud of and to the former grass and crack,and herion pushers I don’t wish onany but your encouraging kids as ND your own sons an daughters to use guns and violence against there people to resolve there problems. Shame.Shame on a ll and you Hollywood.American vet 10 yrs army
Why should black actors care about institutionalized Hollywood racial bias? Mr. Cube, you’re a ignorant intellectual light weight. Mr. Norton why are you asking Ice Cube about the Oscars? He will never be nominated because he is not a good actor. Ice go cash your big pay checks and shut the hell up.
It is absolutely disgusting to see not only Ice Cube make this heavily ignorant remark but all of the people that approved of this. It shows that white supremacy is still alive and well not just within white culture but also among nonwhites who are confused and do not understand white supremacy. Hollywood is proven to be a white supremacist industry with its racist casting practices where they whitewash nonwhite lead roles (e.g. Argo, The Last Airbender, Exodus, etc…) and the fact that it refuses to invest in nonwhite stories unless they are told through the eyes of whites or have a white savior angle. Anyone who denies this either does not understand the facts or they are a suspected white supremacist.
Another fact is that Ice Cube is not talking about all people of color here. He is only talking about himself. He is being selfish. Ice Cube is not a serious actor. He is a rapper first and foremost and acting for him is just like a side gig so he really only cares about whether or not he is making money off of it. Since his last two recent projects have made a lot of money then he is happy. He does not care about all of the nonwhites that are struggling and are victims of white supremacy.
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