While making press rounds for the premiere of Barbershop The Next Cut (in theaters now) Ice Cube spoke with the hosts of Sirius XM’s Shade 45 about racial justice and the distinction between the Black Lives Matter movement and addressing crime within the black community.
“Black Lives Matter, at the core of it, is really about authorities killing citizens, and a lot of people get that blurred with Black-on-Black crime,” he said. “Black-on-Black crimes happens just like White-on-White crime happens just like Mexican-on-Mexican crime happens. Anybody in a community usually commits crimes against other people in their community.”
Though he said that Barbershop: The Next Cut doesn’t tackle Black Lives Matter issues head-on, he does say that the flick focuses more on Black-on-Black crime.
“Our movie is dealing on with what’s going on between us, not really with what the police are doing to us,” he said. “[It looks at] what’s happening to us in our own community and the things that we can do to initiate a change. Our movie really speaks on that.”
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