When it was revealed that "Straight Outta Compton" received no Golden Globe nominations, people thought rapper Ice Cube would have something to say. Instead, he turned the other cheek and said everything was all good and "gravy."
TMZ caught up with Ice Cube at LAX Thursday morning, where the rapper was far from angry about the Hollywood Foreign Press not giving his film about his early days of rap in N.W.A., any recognition. The 46 year old said he wasn't mad about not being nominated because he's not in the business for nominations.
"It's a great movie, for sure, but you know we're getting recognized on a whole lot of levels so everything from here on out is gravy," Ice Cube said.
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"Straight Outta Compton" was released on Aug. 14 and went on to gross over $200 million worldwide in the box office. According to Deadline, the film had the best R-rated August opening ever, is the top-grossing music biopic and highest-grossing film from an African-American director.
The movie told the story of the rise and fall of N.W.A., which Ice Cube was a part of. His son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., played him in the film. Despite no Golden Globe nominations, the film was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award and many believe it has a chance to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
"Straight Outta Compton" Director F. Gary Gray said he was happy with the film's Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. Gray told People everyone worked really hard to get the movie made and was excited their hard work paid off.
"It took us years to find this cast and we put them through a lot to deliver those performances and they delivered," Gray said. "So to be acknowledged and amongst a lot of great artists and a lot of great films, we honestly didn't expect it."