Ice Cube statement about Paul Walker stir controversy around MTV Movie Award

Ice Cube statement about Paul Walker stir controversy around MTV Movie Award | PakistanTribeLOS ANGELES – Ice Cube’s statement about late Paul Walker’s award stir controversy around 2014 MTV Movie Award, reported.

According to the details Ice Cube has blasted the MTV Movie Award for giving Paul Walker the Best Onscreen duo prize, claiming it was done out of “sympathy” following his death.

The rapper said he and his Ride Along co-star Kevin Hart were “robbed”, insisting the late actor – who died in a car crash in December – and his partner Vin Diesel didn’t deserve the trophy.

He told USA Today: “We was robbed. Shame on you, MTV … We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy.

“We were the best onscreen duo, period. They should have gave it to him before he passed away.”

Ice Cube later took to Twitter to fight back after his initial comments were criticised and claimed he isn’t “a sore loser”.

He tweeted: “Re: The sympathy vote: We should honor people before they die.” and ” And Paul Walker fans don’t trip. I was a fan too.”

The actor also left the ceremony, hosted by Conan O’Brien at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, mid-show because he wasn’t enjoying himself.

He said: “I just wasn’t into it. I have been going in and out of these things for 25 years. If you ain’t into it, why torture yourself? As soon as you get bored, get up and leave.”

He took to Twitter to try to justify his swift exit, claiming it was because his category wasn’t going to be shown on TV, hinting he was only interesting in promoting the DVD for Ride Along.

The star wrote: “Re: Leaving early from the MTV Awards. They told me our category wasn’t gonna be televised. So I left. Just promoting that RIDE ALONG DVD.”

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