"I’ve had people in my family, myself and a lot of my ancestors have been victims of discrimination. So I don’t want to discriminate on nobody," rapper Ice Cube tells AdAge Magazine. His comments come a week after both President Obama and rapper Jay-Z said they support same sex marriage.
Cube went on to discuss race and advertising.
When Ad Age asked Cube for his take on how blacks are portrayed in advertising he called out fast-food restaurants:
He called out fast-food restaurants for targeting African-Americans "a little bit" too much. "I always thought the fast-food industry slants the advertising too much. There are more fast-food restaurants it seems like in the neighborhood. That’s really affecting obesity and things like that," he said. "People who don’t have money are going to buy that inexpensive food."
So naturally, the conversation moved on the Burger King and Mary J. Blige’s Krispy Chicken Snack Wraps ad fiasco:
"I think she was used wack," Ice Cube said. "I didn’t like it. It’s just sensitive for any black person to be singing about chicken. It’s just not cool because of all the stereotypes and the pain in the past. "It touches a nerve."
The full interview will be available in the new issue of AdAge available Monday.