Ice Cube, who has over one hundred soundtrack credits, 31 producer credits, and over 70 acting credits, called for “reparations” from Hollywood studios on Wednesday.
Hollywood studios such as MGM, Warner Bros., and Universal should fund “black studios” to compensate black people for “stealing our history and giving it to white people,” Ice Cube declared.
“All the studios who contributed in our narrative, in our pain, in our misrepresentation, in stealing our history and giving it to white people for over a 100 years, so I think these studios that we know and love should kick in to a studio that’s ran by black people with no outside influences, and whose movies and projects are owned by those black people,” the Ride Along and xXx: Return of Xander Cage star said.
“Those black artists, those black directors and writers, and people who put the projects together should own the projects, and any studios they can license — the projects, the movies, or the TV shows or whatever — or they don’t have to,” Ice Cube said in an interview with The Breakfast Club, a nationally broadcast morning radio show hosted by Charlamagne tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy. “We can put them on our own streaming services. I just think it’s a form of reparations from the entertainment industry if they all had to invest a certain amount of money into the studio each year as payment for all the damage they’ve done to black people.”