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*One of the things we like about Ice Cube is that he doesn’t mince words. He tells you straight up what’s on his mind.

The other day he was talking with Angie Martinez from Power 105.1 in NYC and went in on the the Academy, saying he wasn’t about to kiss their ass for affirmation of “Straight Outta Compton.”

And then he made this sobering, but hilarious observation:

“Maybe we shoulda put a slave in “Straight Outta Comton,” Cube slyly told Martinez. “Just one random slave for the Academy members to recognize us as a real black movie.”

While funny, his comment has some validity.