Ice Cube Defends Comments Against MTV Movie Awards For Honoring Paul Walker
After claiming to have "been robbed" when the late Paul Walker and Vin Diesel won at the MTV Movie Awards, the 44 year-old rapper expressed his frustration on Twitter, calling it "the sympathy vote."
Ice Cube found himself receiving a huge backlash regarding his recent comments about the MTV Movie Awards.
The outspoken rapper expressed his opinion of the late Paul Walker being awarded a gong at Sunday's ceremony.
Cube believes Walker and his 'Fast & Furious' co-star Vin Diesel shouldn't have won the Best Onscreen Duo award, but himself, and his 'Ride Along' co-star Kevin Hart, should have taken it home.
"We was robbed," the 44 year-old told USA TODAY. "Shame on you MTV."
"We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy," Ice Cube added of his role with Hart. "We were the best onscreen duo, period."
"They should have gave it to him before he passed away," the 'Boyz N The Hood' actor said of Walker, who tragically died in a car crash last November (2013).
Paul was also remembered during a special tribute led by another one of his co-stars from the car racing movie franchise, Jordana Brewster, at Sunday's event.
But these comments haven't sat well with fans of the late actor, and Ice Cube has been forced to take to Twitter to explain himself.
"I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker," he tweeted on Monday (April 14th).
Walker died in a car crash last November (2013)
"Leaving early from the MTV Awards. They told me our category wasn't gonna be televised. So I left. Just promoting that RIDE ALONG DVD," Cube then posted before addressing the backlash, as he added, "The sympathy vote: We should honor people before they die. That's all. Shame on you "make something out of nothing" ass reporters."
The 'Next Friday' actor then insisted his reaction wasn't because he didn't win. "Ice Cube is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning shit is what I gotta get use to," he wrote.
"Last tweet and I'mma leave it alone. Remember this: A lie travels further then the truth. Damn the devil is busy...And Paul Walker fans don't trip. I was a fan too," Ice Cube concluded.
Ice Cube thought himself and co-star Kevin Hart should have won the award