Today was a good day for Ice Cube, the hometown hero who earned a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Just days before his 48th birthday, the Don Mega took the podium for the special honor, celebrating his career by looking back at those who helped him along the way.
“It’s a great day,” he said. “I want to thank everybody in the city of Los Angeles, the city of Hollywood, anybody that had anything to do with me getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I really appreciate it.
“You don’t get here by yourself,” he continued. “When you’re coming up doing music, movies, just trying to be creative, you never figure you’ll be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame one day. So today is not really about Ice Cube, it’s about all the people who helped me get here.”
On what’s been deemed Ice Cube Day, the South Central rapper thanked his parents, siblings, wife, and children. He also celebrated many of his partners in the entertainment world, including Dr. Dre, WC, MC Ren, DJ Yella, Sir Jinx, Yo-Yo, Lench Mob, DJ Pooh, and John Singleton, among many others. Many of the stars he mentioned, including the remaining members of N.W.A, were in attendance for the occasion.
Toast to all my Day 1 Riders! If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 💯 pic.twitter.com/u18nM25rTp
— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 12, 2017
This is a special moment for the Death Certificate superstar, who spent most of his life in the greater Los Angeles area. “I had to catch the 210 bus down Crenshaw, then you would change buses in Hollywood,” Cube told Variety. “And it’s dope, because I walked through Hollywood as a kid, trying to catch a bus to the Valley on my way to football practice. Now I’m gonna have a star there, and some kid like me, on his way to practice or whatever, is gonna see my name down there, and have hopes and dreams of getting theirs down there too.”