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Ice Cube Explains How 'Barbershop 3' Symbolizes Chicago's True Turmoil

Ice Cube also speaks on the legacy of his iconic song "True To The Game."

Not only has Ice Cube inspired a generation of artists with his music, but he's also brought us numerous unforgettable films with underlying themes that the people can relate to. The NWA lyricist and film maker sat down with fellow West Coast veteran Snoop Dogg on GGN to rap about his landmark music and what inspires his blockbuster films.

Snoop Dogg kicks things off by talking about Cube's most iconic record "True To The Game" off his second solo album Death Certificate. The South Central L.A. native reflects on the "young ferocious Cube" and explains why the song will always be special to him.

“That record is always gonna have a place," said Cube. "It’ll always be a reminder to people to check yourself sometimes. We’re all guilty of it. I’m gonna say that I’m guilty of it sometimes too. Every pencil needs to be sharpened now and again.”

READ: Ice Cube Called On Snoop Dogg, Common, MC Ren & DJ Yella At Coachella 2016

In between puffs of Mary Jane, the topic of discussion eventually shifts to Cube's outstanding career in film. At the 12:00 minute mark, the Friday creator details his upcoming third installment of Barbershop. Although it may be the last film in the franchise, Cube says that he was inspired to include and address the real-life violence that afflicts troubled youths and their families every day.

"It's a great story about what's really going on in Chicago out there," Cube told Uncle Snoop. "There's a lot of killing going on and we're dealing with it because they deal with it in real barbershops. So we gotta deal with the real."

Snoop also speaks with Ice Cube about his superb understanding of his targeted demographic and how he balances between his comedy, action, and family-based films. The West Coast OG's also talk about Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr, and his rise to fame after his role in Straight Outta Compton.

Watch the the latest episode of GGN below.

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Actress Who Made 'For Your Consideration' Billboard For Tyler Perry Is Cast In His Show

While Tyler Perry wasn’t all that jazzed about the fact that an actress purchased a billboard begging him to cast her in one of his shows, the stunt appeared to have worked.

According to TMZ, Racquel Bailey reportedly landed a role on Perry’s new television project, a BET show titled Sistas. The site reads that Bailey will be in the Season One finale, and will possibly be in Season Two.

“…Bailey plays a police officer who had a past relationship with one of the lead characters. Perry was on set directing the episode in which Bailey will appear,” the site continues. Bailey also reportedly received a few calls outside of Mr. Perry, leading to about 20 auditions and two roles (not including Sistas).

“This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows,” wrote Perry on Instagram back in June accompanying a photo of Bailey’s billboard. “This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite.”

 

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Auhhh.... soooooo...... here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite. Again, the best way to work for me is to AUDITION and it’s FREE! We post breakdowns all the time for actors. JUST COME AND AUDITION. And by the way, you were great in THE NIGHT OF! It was my favorite show a couple years ago. I ALREADY SAW YOU!! So just audition and keep your money!! Again, I appreciate your effort, but that’s not the way to work for me. God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!

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Young Thug Addresses YFN Lucci's Comments After 'So Much Fun' Release

After a highly-anticipated release of Young Thug's latest album So Much Fun, YFN Lucci made it very clear that he was not feeling it at all. Thanks to DJ Akademiks who reposted Lucci's Instagram story on Saturday (Aug. 17), the "All Night Long" artist referred to Thugger's latest project as a "Cap A** Album." Lucci also mentions the 2016 arrest of Young Thug that took place in Atlanta.

It was soon after that "The London" artist caught wind of Lucci's remarks and re-intensified his threats toward him on Instagram. "If I ain't like what u do for your mother and kids I WOULD'VE BEEN KILLED U," he said.

 

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What #yfnlucci talking bout y’all?? 😳

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Oop!! #YoungThug coming through with a message 👀 #YFNLucci

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Complex reports that the two artists' beef dates back to 2017 after an exchange of words on Twitter when Thug referred to himself as the new Tupac. Lucci quickly responded saying "Pac would've never wore a dress." A series of tweets from Thugger immediately fired back warning Lucci that "doin [too] much could become a deep sleep."

So Much Fun released on Friday (Aug. 16) with features from Future, Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, J. Cole, and more.

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Freddie Gibbs Supports Jay-Z's NFL Deal While Dismissing Colin Kaepernick

Since Jay-Z inked a partnership deal with the National Football League (NFL) on Tuesday (Aug. 13), the Roc Nation leader has received backlash for his decision. Although those that disagree with the Brooklyn native have made their voices heard, others that support the 4:44 artist have amplified their opinions as well.

On Monday (Aug. 19), rapper Freddie Gibbs recorded a video message expressing his stance. Within the visual, Gibbs said he’s standing by Jay-Z and addressed Kaepernick’s settlement with the league. “I’m riding for Jay-Z straight up, man. F**k Colin Kaepernick,” he said. “All y’all ni**as marched for Colin Kaepernick and he took a settlement and they didn’t tell y’all what he got or nothing. He settled, so let it go. Y’all hating on Jay-Z for trying to own something in the NFL. Y’all ni**as is some motherfu**in’ crabs.”

Social media users weighed in on the Bandana rapper’s video, including journalist Jemele Hill who wrote, “Well played, NFL. You got exactly what you wanted.” Gibbs responded, “All due respect ma’am they ain’t get nothin out of me. Big fan by the way.”

Freddie Gibbs: “F*ck Colin Kaepernick” pic.twitter.com/N6uex5nXmi

— HipHop-N-More (@HipHopNMore) August 18, 2019

All due respect m’am they ain’t get nothin out of me. Big fan by the way. https://t.co/u2nKJT0Mp2

— Freddie Gibbs Sr. (@FreddieGibbs) August 19, 2019

Exactly. https://t.co/DqK6Ey5Mhb

— Freddie Gibbs Sr. (@FreddieGibbs) August 19, 2019

Smart girl. ❤️ https://t.co/ggQIHNHhWP

— Freddie Gibbs Sr. (@FreddieGibbs) August 19, 2019

Under his management company Roc Nation, Jay-Z will helm the NFL’s live music entertainment sector. The tasks’ details are still unknown. On the topic of Kaepernick's fight for justice on and off the field, partly in the form of kneeling, Jay-Z stated "I think we're past kneeling. I think it's time to go into actionable items," before noting that "Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success. This is the next phase,” he said during a press conference.

In response to the headlines, Kaepernick thanked his prominent supporters for their backing.

My Brothers @E_Reid35 @KSTiLLS @iThinkIsee12 continue to fight for the people, even in the face of death threats. They have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. Stay strong Brothers!!! ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/OQClsZXD5V

— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 18, 2019

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