Ice Cube Explains How John Singleton Cast Him In “Boyz N The Hood”

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John Singelton’s persistence paid off.

John Singleton sadly passed away in April at 51-years-old but the famed director will live on through his influential films that impacted culture like no other. One of John’s most beloved films is without a doubt Boyz N The Hood and one of its stars Ice Cube paid a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to explain how John nabbed him for the part of Doughboy.“I met John backstage at the ‘Arsenio Hall Show’,” Cube explained. “I was back there because I had a bone to pick with Arsenio. He didn’t have N.W.A. on his show, but he had 2 Live Crew, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute, their songs are just as dirty as ours, and why are we not on?’

He added: “I never got a chance to talk to Arsenio because I saw this little kid come up to me, who was pretty much my age, saying, ‘You’re Ice Cube. I wanna put you in a movie.’”

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At the time, John was a junior at the University of Southern California. A year later Cube bumped into John again when he was a senior at USC and he was still eager to have him in his movie. Another year passed and Cube’s manager told him someone wanted him to be in a movie – Cube walked into the meeting and saw John. “The rest is history,” he explained.

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