• American rap artist and actor Ice Cube, (right), along with his son OShea Jackson Jr, arrive at the Australian premiere of Straight Outta Compton, in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (AAP)Source: AAP
The Feed's Marc Fennell asks Ice Cube why 'Straight Outta Compton' makes no reference to Dr Dre's history of violence against women.
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8 Sep 2015 - 11:31 AM  UPDATED 8 Sep 2015 - 11:31 AM

Straight Outta Compton shows the rise of seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A.

Ice Cube - a.k.a O'Shea Jackson - and his son who plays him in the film, O'Shea Jackson Jr., sat down with The Feed's Marc Fennell to talk the controversy surrounding the new film.

In particular, why the film which has Ice Cube and Dr Dre as producers, doesn't reference Dr Dre's history of violent attacks on women

"People are welcome to do their own version of the N.W.A story. There's been a thousand movies about Elvis, we can tolerate a few more N.W.A movies," Cube told SBS.

"That being said, and that put to the side, this is a situation where you could pick and choose what you want to put in the movie. There are things that are bigger that aren't in the movie."

Watch The Feed's interview with Ice Cube:

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