Ice Cube found himself in some hot water after the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. After he failed to take home the Best Onscreen Duo award — Vin Diesel and Paul Walker taking home the prize instead — he told reporters from USA Today that he felt he was “robbed.” And when he added that he felt Paul and Vin only won thanks to “sympathy” votes, he set off a full blown media frenzy.
But now, Ice Cube’s insisting that his comments were taken totally out of context. Monday night he took to Twitter to explain what he really meant when he voiced his discontent, but first, he explained why he left the show early.
“They told me our [sic] catagory wasn’t going gonna be televised. So I left,” Ice Cube explained in a series of tweets. “Just promoting that RIDE ALONG DVD.”
And as far as what he said about Paul? According to Ice, that was totally misread, too.
“We should honor people before they die,” Ice Cube continued. “Remember this: A lie travels further than a truth. Damn the devil is busy. And Paul Walker fans don’t trip. I was a fan too.”
While Ice Cube may not have intended his words to mean what most people took them to, we think he would’ve done well just to stay mum on the topic in public and vent privately. The awards were fan voted — and obviously, the fans believed that Paul and Vin deserved the award and wanted to honor Paul that way.
Do you think Ice Cube really didn’t mean any harm, or is he just doing damage control?