This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone who is familiar with the history of N.W.A., but Ice Cube isn’t about to stop performing “F*ck Tha Police” in the wake of recent police shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas.
TMZ caught up with the rapper at the airport and asked him if he felt “pressured” to stop performing the track, especially after the spread of #BlueLivesMatter. In response, Ice Cube displayed his characteristic lack of f*cks to give.
“I ain’t gonna change nothing I do, because I ain’t doing nothing wrong,” he said.
That’s an expected answer from Cube, who recently told Rolling Stone that nothing has changed about relations between police and the black community since the release of “F*ck Tha Police” in 1988.
“RS: How does it make you feel to see so many stories about cops killing unarmed black people in the news all these years later?
Ice Cube: Makes me feel like a black man. That’s what it makes me feel like — same as always. As a black person, it’s always seemed like it’s a war on us. It’s just terrible. They wonder what I’ve got to complain about at this point in my life. I’ll tell you: People are only nice to me because they know who I am and they like my work. It shouldn’t have to be like that to get people to respect you.
RS: Do you think things are getting any better?
Ice Cube: No. The problem is that they’re just the same. People don’t change their stripes. That’s just what it is. It ain’t changed.”
N.W.A. was partially reunited at this year’s Coachella, with Kendrick Lamar standing in for Eazy-E.