Ice Cube is attempting
to pull a controversial commercial for his latest movie, "Friday After
Next." The advertisement raised eyebrows when it displayed three African-American
women in succession with the words "Ho, Ho, Ho" stamped over them.
"It was done
out of context [of the movie]," Cube told AllHipHop.com. "Marketing
people to me are a**holes who don’t know what the f**k they are doing."
Cube said that
he didn’t have anything to do with the advertisements, saying that the decision
came from New Line Cinema, the company that is releasing the movie.
pull the ads if they know what’s good for them," Cube continued. "If
they don’t, [whatever happens] is on them."
Cube’s Friday franchise
of movies and his other films "All About The Benjamins" and "Barbershop,"
have raked in $185 million on a combined budget of only $40 million.
Next," hits theaters today (Nov. 22.)
In related news,
Ice Cube’s first four albums, Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, Death Certificate, Lethal
Injection, and The Predator will be reissued with new bonus tracks February
25. In addition, A DVD, titled Ice Cube: The Video Collection, will be released.
The DVD will feature Ice Cube’s first 15 videos.