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Ice Cube Talks 'Straight Outta Compton' Oscar Snub on 'The Wendy Williams Show' [WATCH]

by Cailey Lindberg   Jan 17, 2016 21:16 PM EST

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Ice Cube is taking Straight Outta Compton's Oscar snubs in stride. 

"I'm not pissed," he said in an interview on The Wendy Williams show. "It's the Oscars, they do what they do. The people love the movie, the people supported the movie." 

Indeed, people did love the movie; the N.W.A. biopic -- which tells the story of the group that started Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella -- opened at No. 1 and racked up a worldwide box office gross of $200 million, according to Billboard. But the film received just one Academy Award nomination -- for Best Original Screenplay.   

When Williams told Cube that lots of people thought the film would receive more nominations, Cube smiled casually and simply said, "Me too." 

Since the nominations were announced Jan. 14, several stars -- including Oscars host Chris Rock -- have criticized the Oscars for failing to recognize African-American performances.  

One entertainment industry clique is definitely not snubbing N.W.A.: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct the pioneering rap group into its hallowed halls in April, along with rockers Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller.

But Cube's nonchalant about this, too.

"It is nice to be recognized, but N.W.A is anti-establishment so we're used to people trying to dismiss what we gotta say, used to the industry looking down on us," he said. "We were the black sheep of the industry and we used to it. If we didn't get nominated, that would be familiar territory."

Straight Outta Compton was also snubbed for Golden Globes nominations. It was, however, a surprise pick in the Screen Actors Guild Award's ensemble nomination, in addition to Trumbo, Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight.  

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