Ice Cube: People prefer Nice Cube
Ice Cube thinks people would "much rather see Nice Cube than Ice Cube any day".
The 46-year-old rapper-turned-actor has revealed he's a huge fan of his own movies, which he described as "great", and thinks his audience enjoys seeing him assume the role of likable characters.
Cube said: "I'm not surprised that I'm now doing movies. My movies are great, they do good, and people watch them over and over again.
"On my records, that's not a character or an actor you're hearing, that's real life. But in a movie, I can be anybody because it's all just make-believe.
"What's astonishing is how people say that because you did this kind of movie, you must be this kind of person. People would much rather see Nice Cube than Ice Cube any day."
In the new NWA biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton', the role of Cube is played by his son, O'Shea Jackson Jr, and he's backed his son for the part, despite having not grown up in the ghetto.
He told The Red Bulletin: "When you black in America, you getting the flavour of everything. People look at you like you don't have nothing, or you come from 'the ghetto'.
"No matter how much money is in my son's pocket and no matter that he never grew up in the 'hood because he didn't have to, he's young and black so he's still seen as a hood person. He still feels the pressure.
"And then some people make you feel not as cool because you don't come from Watts and Compton. But it ain't where you're from, it's where you're at."