Ice Cube is a legendary rapper, and is widely considered one of the forefathers of gangsta rap. Alongside Dr Dre, MC Ren and Eazy-E, he made history as a member of the iconic Compton hip-hop collective N.W.A. However, recently the emcee has had to come out and address an abhorrent rumour concerning his late friend Eazy-E.
Eazy-E passed away in 1995 due to AIDS. Although the two had their differences, the pair had no bad blood before he died. Still, recently the ‘No Vaseline’ musician has put to bed one of the more concerning speculations about the death of his former crew mate. Following the dissipation of N.W.A. in the early 1990s, Dr Dre decided he wanted to launch his label. Choosing to enter into a joint venture with the notorious LA gangster Suge Knight, he then cofounded the iconic Death Row Records.
However, Suge Knight had a bad reputation and was infamous in the streets of LA. Following Eazy-E’s death, a theory that Knight had injected the late rapper with AIDS began to take off. Still, after 15 years, Ice Cube (real name O’Shea Jackson) has now decided to address the ’90s rumour. During a recent appearance on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast, Jackson spoke about his rap career, family life, and experiences as an accomplished actor in Hollywood. However, while talking about his rap career and his time in N.W.A, co-host Mike Majlak prompted Jackson to respond to the conspiracy theory, which he did.
Elaborating on his stance concerning the rumour, Jackson asked the hosts, “How would [Suge] do that? And Eazy would never tell anybody that?” Explaining how it’s impossible to inject someone secretly, Jackson asserted, “If somebody poke you with one of them goddamn needles, you know. You know. I mean, I’m just saying… just say this happened, Eazy would tell somebody, ‘This muthafucka poked me with some shit!’
With everybody aware of Suge Knight’s many infamies and reputation as a nasty individual, the hosts asked Jackson if he would put such a heinous act past Suge Knight, to which the musician responded, “I don’t put shit past nobody.” You can watch the podcast and interview in the video below.