Ice Cube Responds To Criticism Over Not Helping Newcomers

By Ronnie Gamble   /   Published 03/26/10

Ice CubeAfter raising eyebrows last week with in a blog where he said he isn't obligated to help "local L.A. rappers," Ice Cube penned another entry this Thursday (March 25) where he clears the air about his statements.

Last week, the veteran rapper stated: "It ain't my job to make nobody famous."

Some took offense, including newcomer Jay Rock who felt Cube's comments were aimed at the "New West" (a group of rising Cali rappers), which he says he's proudly a part of.

Well, Cube elaborated on the statement in a new blog entry, saying he wishes the young rappers all the success, but says he can't stand when new artists diss the OGs ... namely him.

"I want to make myself clear to all my fans who think I turned my back on the young rappers out here. No," Cube wrote. "I wish every young MC nothing but success, especially the ones from the New West. BUT, I have a major problem with any mothaf***a from ANY COAST dissing the Old West ... especially me. I'M SERVING YOU!"

He also explained why he hasn't helped introduce any new artists since WC and Mack 10. Cube is tired of "babysitting," he says, adding that an artist under him does blow, they are ungrateful.

"I got burnt out. Niggas couldn't take the baton and run wit it," Cube said. "I was sick of babysitting grown ass men and walking them through the industry. I felt like Dr. Frankinstein building uncontrollable monsters. How? If you DON'T make'em a star, they blame you. If you DO make'em a star, they leave you. I got sick of that ungrateful sh**."

Aside from controversy, Cube has filmed the music video for his first single, "I Rep That West." However, it was unknown when it premiere.

I Am The West is slated for release July 13.

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  • killuminati

    Fuck all these bitch ass artists!!! Ice cube doesnt owe you shit especially when you talk shit bout him. You are all bitchmade. Like 2pac says "nigga get off yo ass if you plan to be rich!!!!"

  • BigWill

    As a fan who dis cube 4 that lame as comment I'm glad he clarify things b/c I thorught that was very selfish of him but now I understand y he feels the way he does and yea I will b buyin dat album

  • http://iamsoze.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!

    ICE CUBE WILL KEEP BEING A LIVING LEGEND HE IS THE REASON WHY MANY OF TODAYS RAPPERS CAN RUN AND SAY THEY HAVE A CAREER THERE WOULD BE NO GLASSES MALONE JAY ROCK BISHOP LAMONT NIPSEY HUSTLE WITH OUT ICE CUBE AT LEAST HE'S STILL REPPIN THA WEST THESE NEW CATS ARE JUZ OUT 4 MONEY AND WILLIN TO BE AMERIKAZ WHORES 4 A SHOT AT STARDOM
    JAY ROCK TALKIN SH!T HE AIN'T NEVAH GON MAKE AN IMPACT ON HIP HOP MUSIC LIKE ICE CUBE HAS SO HE NEEDS TO STOP WITH ALL THE MEDIA WHORING

  • b.k. da wrestler

    Ppl is gonna hate cuz what cube has said,ppl needs to understand dat we da west needs to stand up without depend on radio station to play our chit.Cuz they picky on wut songs they choose 2 do.We don't need it,we'll make it our own shit.Stop complain wut ice cube said and do it

  • http://theschooltour.com c roker

    Fuck these new niggaz, they all weak.

  • http://cdbaby.com/jsmoothrap J-SMOOTH

    IT SEEMz LIKE MACC 10 IS IN ICE CUBE'z CROSSHAIRz. THATz THE ONLY NIGGA THAT AINT MESSING WIT CUBE NO MO AFTER HE MADE HIM A STAR.

  • GEORGE

    It's not only the west, it's every coast. These young boys act like the school before them got to make them stars. I hate rappers looking for co-signs, grind for yourself and you'll win.

  • Mr. Fully

    Ice Cube, it's a rap! you done well but it's time for the new West to eat, so let that be.

  • DreTruth

    Well put cube and highly felt.

  • Dookie

    Mr Fully. Change yo name to Full Dumbass. Cube done? he still sell mo records than them shit talkin young niggas. I want the whole West to win. Young and old. But that wont happen with dumb fucks like u around

  • jaymoney

    Never look down on someone unless ur helping them up...

  • Sexymom

    Cube I feel you all the way....no explanations needed...