Ice Cube has stirred controversy over comments he made after losing a 2014 MTV Movie Award to the late Paul Walker -- remarks he says are being misinterpreted.
Following the award ceremony on Sunday, April 13, Ice Cube told USA Today that it should have been he and "Ride Along" co-star Kevin Hart that should have taken home the award for Best On-Screen Duo in favor of Walker and Vin Diesel in "Fast & Furious 6." He told the publication that the two won the award based on "sympathy votes."
"We was robbed," he said to USA Today."Shame on you MTV."
He went onto say, "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy. We were the best on-screen duo, period. They should have gave it to him before he passed away."
Walker died in November 2013 after being involved in a fatal car accident, of which he was the passenger. Authorities confirmed in March 2014 that the collision occurred as the result of "unsafe speed."
Ice Cube also left the show early, though he told the publication that he simply "wasn't into it."
After receiving backlash from fans of Walker, Ice Cube took to his official Twitter account to clarify his statements made after the MTV Movie Awards. The series of tweets can be read below. (Warning: Ice Cube's Twitter page contains expletives.)
"Re: The MTV Awards. I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seriously people."
"Re: 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."
"Re: The sympathy vote: We should honor people before they die. That's all. Shame on you "make something out of nothing" [expletive] reporters. Smh."
"Re: MTV Awards. Ice Cube is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning [expletive] is what I gotta get use to."
"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."