[Video] Ice Cube Finally Gets His Star, And Here’s What He Had To Say
It’s been a long time coming for the California rapper and actor. Now, Ice Cube gets his immortal recognition on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — “Today was a good day” for Ice Cube. Well, actually, June 12 was a good day.
On Monday, close friends, family, and fans gathered near the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard as O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson Sr. was honored for a lifetime of success in the entertainment industry.
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Video footage of the event shows Ice Cube entering the sitting area amid a barrage of applause and camera flashes — all while Benny Goodman’s 1937 classic, “Hooray for Hollywood,” plays in the background.
If you’re interested in the video, it’s found below.
Shortly after Cube and wife Kimberly Woodruff take their seats, Leron Gubler — Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO — steps up to the stage and begins the ceremony.
Gubler names off Ice Cube’s contributions and discography (both film and music). Then, he brings the artist to the stage.
However, it wasn’t exactly his time to speak. There were a few guest speakers who had words in honor of Cube’s success. The guest speaker list consisted of the following names:
- William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr. – “Dub-C”
- John Singleton
- and Mitch O’Farrell
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John Singleton actually directed Ice Cube’s Boyz in the Hood.
According to Los Angeles Times, Singleton mentions as follows.
“The mark of a true man is how many people he influences in his lifetime. That’s how I see Cube.”
After guest speakers were done, it was Ice Cube’s turn to take the mic.
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“I’m so honored to be here,” says Jackson, Sr. “You know, it’s a great day.”
“Everybody in the city of Los Angeles…the city of Hollywood…anybody that had anything to do with me getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…I really appreciate it.”
“You know, you don’t get here by yourself,” Cube elaborates. “When you coming up doing music, movies, just trying to be creative, you never figure you’ll be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame one day. Today is not really about Ice Cube. It’s about all the people that helped me get here.”
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Then, Cube humbly names those individuals — influential people who have remained in the background of his career as unwavering support.
All in all, O’Shea Jackson Sr. has worked for his spot on the Walk of Fame, and it’s incredibly deserving. Congratulations, Ice Cube!
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