“I am unable to go in opposition to folks I like”

Recently, Ice Cube turned down Verzuz fights with both LL Cool J and Scarface, despite having a good reason for doing so.

Ice Cube admires LL Cool J & Scarface so much that he can’t compete against them

The topic surfaced on The Bootleg Kev Podcast, where Ice Cube was joined by Too $hort and E-40.

During the West Coast Legends session, they began discussing Verzuz battles that have memorably come into their own during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bootleg Kev went on to ask Cube, who never appeared in the web series, to be approached to participate.

In response, Ice Cube confirmed that organizers may have been interested in match-ups involving LL Cool J and Scarface. However, the “It Was a Good Day” rapper ultimately decided against pursuing the ideas.

“I think they were talking about LL at some point. They once talked about Scarface. I said no.”

He went on to explain that instead of competing like a traditional Verzuz, he would have preferred a different approach.

“Verzuz is good, but my concept would have been, ‘Yo, I’m a fan. You’re doing this song for me.’ Okay, I can make LL play my favorite LL songs and he can make me play my favorite Ice Cube songs. And it’s not Verzuz, it’s love… That would have been my concept.”

Cube then shared that because he has so much respect for both LL and Scarface, he wouldn’t be able to “act against them”.

“I can’t go against people I admire. LL is an OG to me in game so I can’t see it. Me and Scarface love each other, but we don’t communicate enough to do a Verzuz together.”

He ended his comment by noting, “I don’t want it to be a competition.”

Cube remains in the past lately

This Verzuz revelation follows Ice Cube addressing another pandemic-era matter.

As The Shade Room previously reported, Cube admitted he lost a $9 million role over his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Notably, he initially said he “turned down” a role opposite Jack Black in Oh Hell No. However, he later confirmed he was dropped as he insisted on not getting “the jab”.

“These mothers didn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot. I didn’t turn it down. They just didn’t want to give it to me. The COVID shot, the jab…I didn’t need it. I didn’t understand that at all. Nothing. fuck her I didn’t need that.”

What do you think of Ice Cube’s comments and would you like to have seen him compete in a Verzuz fight against LL Cool J or Scarface?

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