Today was not a good day for Ice Cube, as The
Chicago Police Department issued the rapper/director a public apology for issuing
alerts that described the alleged suspect of sexual assaults in the area as
resembling the former N.W.A member.
The police released the alert Sunday, only to
have Chicago broadcast stations simultaneously run clips of Cube’s videos during
their report on Monday night.
"We acknowledged the information should
not have been on the alert," Police spokesman David Bayless said in a statement.
"We took immediate corrective action. We apologize to Ice Cube for what
was an honest mistake and came with no ill intent."
A spokesman for the rapper said cast members
from "Barbershop 2," which is being filmed in Chicago, saw the broadcast
footage on WBBM-TV.
Ice Cube did not release an official statement.
In addition to working on the sequel to Barbershop, the rapper is in the studio
working on his Aftermath debut.