Ice Cube believes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should have stayed in the Royal Family to effect the reforms they desired.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their retirement as senior, working royals in January 2020, called “Megxit.”
Following that, they relocated to Los Angeles and had their second child, two-year-old Lilibet, who joined them and their four-year-old son Archie.
Meghan, 42, and Harry, 38 – whose HRH designation was ultimately removed from the Royal Family website three years after his departure – have subsequently secured deals with major platforms, but their $25 million (£19.6 million) Spotify contract was somewhat brief.
However, musician and actor Ice Cube, 54, has since stated that he believes the pair would have fared better if they had “stuck it out” and remained full members of the Royal Family.
‘I think when you’re in the house, you can make more changes to the house than when you’re outside of the house,’ he told Good Morning Britain in a clip from an interview that was broadcast on Monday.
‘That’s just my opinion. If they stuck it out, then they might have been able to make some changes.’
The US celebrity rose to prominence as a member of the hip hop group N.W.A, who rose to prominence with their 1988 debut studio album Straight Outta Compton, which became the first gangsta rap album to reach platinum.
The title of the single was then appropriated by a 2016 MailOnline piece about Meghan Markle towards the start of her romance with Harry, which claimed she was ‘(nearly) straight outta Compton’ due to growing up in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, which is just under 11 miles distant from Compton.
Ice Cube, actual name O’Shea Jackson, has condemned the reference as “off colour.”
‘To have somebody say you come straight outta Compton, it has a tone of you come out of the hood or you come out of the ghetto – [there’s] great people that come out of those places,’ he argued.
‘It was a very off-coloured [sic] joke.’
Ice Cube’s Big3, a three-on-three basketball competition, will make its UK debut later this month at the O2 Arena.
Although he will not be shooting baskets, the celebrity has hinted that he may ‘get up on the mike and amuse the audience a little bit’.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1.
Source My Celebrity Life.