Aside from controversy with newcomers over the title of his upcoming album, Ice Cube also raised eyebrows recently when he discussed his situation with former Westside Connection partner Mack 10.
The pair haven’t spoken or worked together in years. But recently, when asked if he’d ever reconcile with Mack, Cube said anything’s possible, but for him to even consider it, Mack 10 would have to “kiss the ring first”.
Of course, Mack 1-0 heard about the comment, and addressed it in a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, saying it made him laugh.
“I laughed. I see that he’s taking his comedy to the next level now,” the rapper said. “When I heard the ‘kiss the ring’ comment, I just had to laugh because that’s comedy. That’s where I’m at with it. I don’t know what he’s tripping off of.
“I guess it’s more of a big deal than what I thought it was,” Mack later added.
Many have debated about what the feud between Mack and Cube was over, but both artists have never clearly explained their beef. All we’ve heard is that it was over an argument between Mack’s people and a member of Cube’s family.
The Inglewood rapper confirmed rumors, but even to this day, says he doesn’t understand how Cube could break up the Westside Connection trio over it.
“I didn’t do anything to him and he didn’t do anything to me. We had an argument and I guess it was taken the wrong way because his wife was present,” Mack 10 explained. “If she wasn’t there, we would probably still be doing records. His brother-in-law was disrespectful in a certain way …
“It was over his disrespectful brother-in-law and I guess that’s what he meant when he said that I crossed the line or the family line,” he continued. “I didn’t cross any line. He (the brother-in-law) got into it with several of my people. To keep it real with you, I don’t know what dude is tripping off of. Whatever happened that night, it wasn’t worth The Westside Connection not doing anymore records together.”
Mack 10 claims that even before the argument took place, the tension was brought to Cube’s attention in an attempt to diffuse things, but he chose not to address it. When things finally escalated into an argument, Cube stood by his brother, and cut Mack off.
“It was brought to Cube about three or four times before the bullsh** happened,” he explained. “If I bring something to you three or four times and you don’t do anything about it — I mean just because a kid is your kid doesn’t mean he has the right to go spitting about anybody. The argument and the brother-in-law wasn’t worth throwing away the Westside Connection over in my opinion.”
Despite the recent long history between the pair, Mack says he’s not worried about Ice Cube or possible reunion with the Westside Connection. At the present moment, he’s focused on his Hoo Bangin’ Records label and its next release, a collaborative album with Glasses Malone called Money Music, set to drop the same day as Cube’s upcoming album, I Am The West.
Both will hit stores July 13.