During an interview with Charlamagne tha God, Ice Cube said that oppressive Hollywood studios have contributed to the pain of black entertainer.
“Virtually all the studios who contributed in our narrative, in our pain, in our misrepresentation, in stealing our history and giving it to…white people for over 100 years. So I think these studios that we…love should kick in to a studio that’s [run] by black people with no outside influences, and whose movies and projects are owned by those black people…”
Cube thinks it’s time for studios to cough up ownership of their stuff as well. How ’bout they’ll only be able to purchase licenses?
“Those black artists, those black directors and writers, and people who put the projects together should own the projects. And these studios, they can license the projects, the movies, or the TV shows or whatever, or they don’t have to. We can put [the films and shows] on our own streaming services. I just think it’s a form of reparations from the entertainment industry if they all had to invest a certain amount of money into the studio each year as payment for all the damage they’ve done to black people.”
More broadly Ice wants to see mathematical precision:
“[We’re] catching hell no matter [who’s] in office, and we always have. So we need to think about who’s gonna support this plan, and try to better the whole country…try to do it in [an] across-the-board, broad manner. Because…stomping out little fires here and there, it just ain’t gonna cut it. We are 13% of this country — more, 13.5 — and we deserve 13.5%…straight up. Across the board. …We’re not trying to get to reform. We need equality, straight up. … Why reform a system that was geared towards our demise? We need to be equal.”
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