For a rapper whose most famous songs include "F-ck the Police," "Natural Born Killaz" and "Dead Homiez," it never ceases to amaze that Ice Cube is really freaking funny.
Case in point: when Cube held an Ask Me Anything on Reddit with actual comedian Kevin Hart, Ice totally schooled his Ride Along co-star in funny.
Here are our favorite Ice Cube-isms from yesterday's session:
1. What would the rap-actor be doing if he wasn't in the entertainment industry?
-"Trying to get into the entertainment industry."
2. When did he realize he was actually famous?
-"When my mom asked for an autograph for her friends, I knew I was famous. Still feels good."
3. What's the weirdest rumor he's heard about himself?
-"That I was dead! Totally untrue. I can prove it."
4. Would he rather fight an ostrich or a man on his feet?
-"I [sic] rather fight an ostrich. I've had several run-ins with a few ostriches back in the day, kicked their ass."
5. (And our personal favorite!) Does the Boyz n the Hood star feel like a cannibal when he imbibes beverages containing ice cubes?
Of course, it wasn't all side-splitting trivialities. There were some serious answers that made us put our "why, how interesting" hats on.
For instance, he doesn't feel that acting hurt his rep as a serious rapper in any way. He explained:
"Only an insecure person would worry about their reputation as a rapper. I do what I feel when I feel it. My rep is cemented."
To his rapping credit, he did embark on a hefty tour last summer with Public Enemy, LL Cool J and De La Soul in addition to working on Ride Along.
He was also totally willing to joke with us about the irony of playing a cop in 21 Jump Street.
But despite appearing remarkably self-actualized, he does have one regret:
"Not being able to work with Dr. Dre as much on music."
If only the Doctor could step away from that headphone money…