(12 Jun 2017) ICE CUBE GETS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR WITH SUPPORT FROM DR. DRE
It was more than just a good day for Ice Cube in Los Angeles on Monday (12 June) as the rapper-turned-actor got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"Man, I'm so honored to be here. You know, it's a great day," Cube told the crowd, which included his former NWA bandmates Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren.
Cube, born O'Shea Jackson, included his parents in a long line of thank-yous he delivered while accepting the 2,614th star on the Walk of Fame.
"My mother and my father – Doris Jackson, Hosea Jackson. Thank you, mama, for always supporting whatever I wanted to do – whether you was with it or not. You said as long as it kept you out the street, you can do it. Thank you to my father for always being there. A lot of guys don't have they fathers around. And if you want to make a man like this, stay around your son, stay around your kids," he said.
On hand to support the 47-year-old entertainer: comedian and actor Martin Lawrence, producer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons, director John Singleton, and more.
Music industry titan Dr. Dre made a rare public appearance.
"Y'all got to give it up for Dr. Dre. Because we all wouldn't be here without the incredible, incredible - man. Boy, your family tree is -- whew! I love you, Dre," Cube said. "Thank you for letting me hang around you, man. A 15-year-old kid ditching school to hang out around with Dr. Dre."
Rapper WC called the honor "long overdue" for Cube, who is promoting a 25th anniversary re-release of his second solo album, "Death Certificate."
"Music is not just about entertainment. But it's about understanding. It's about us understanding each other," Cube said. "And we really just want some understanding. You ain't going to like everything I do. But you're going to like most of everything I do. And if you don't like what I got coming, just keep watching, because I'm going to keep coming. I love you guys. Thank you so much!"
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