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Ice Cube on Straight Outta Compton’s Oscar Chances: It’s Up to the Universe to Bless Us


Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesIce Cube is one of the producers of last year’s N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, and his son — O’Shea Jackson Jr. — stars in it, playing his dad.  It’s possible that the critically-acclaimed film could receive an Oscar nomination Thursday morning.  How is the rapper and actor feeling about his chances?  He tells ABC Radio that he’s remaining level-headed about it.

“I feel the same as I felt, you know, yesterday or the day before.  You know, it is what it is,” he says. “Its really up to the stars to align and for the universe to bless us, you know.  If not, if it doesn’t go our way tomorrow, then that’s fine too.”

The rapper and Ride Along star says even if the movie doesn’t get a nod, he won’t be too broken up about it.  “We have a great movie that we’re proud of, that did over 200 million dollars worldwide and you know, so it will be a little disappointing, but I’ll get over it real quick,” Cube says. 

The nominations for the 88th Oscars will be announced Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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