Ice Cube on Straight Outta Compton Oscar Snubs: ‘I’m Not Surprised’

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During Thursday’s Oscar nomination announcement, Straight Outta Compton received one nod, and that was for best screenwriting. Unbeknownst to a lot of people, the screenwriters of the movie are white. 

During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, Ice Cube spoke about the snub, and like a lot of people, he wasn't shocked.


“I’m not pissed … I’m not surprised. You know it’s the Oscars,” Ice Cube said. “They do what they do. The people loved the movie. The people supported the movie. No. 1 at the box office, over $200 million worldwide. I can’t be mad.” 

And he definitely can’t. Of course, not everyone loved the movie. But as the saying goes, “Different strokes for different folks.” 


Hey, maybe they’ll rack up a load of NAACP Image Awards or BET Awards. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll attend the shows to receive the awards.

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