Ice Cube slams Paul Walker's posthumous MTV Movie Award win
April 14, 2014, 7:23 PM EST
Rapper/actor Ice Cube has accused fans of voting for Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker as the MTV Movie Awards' Best On-Screen Duo out of "sympathy", after losing out to the Fast & Furious pair at Sunday's (13Apr14) ceremony. Ice Cube and his Ride Along co-star Kevin Hart were among the nominees for the accolade at the annual prizegiving, but the honour was ultimately given to Diesel and Walker, who died in a car crash last November (13).
The hip-hop veteran is bitter about the result, because he is convinced devotees let their emotions get the better of them instead of rewarding the pair which really deserved to win for outstanding chemistry.
He tells USA Today that it was a "sympathy" vote for Walker, adding, "We was robbed (sic). Shame on you MTV. We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy. We were the best onscreen duo, period."
He adds, "They should have gave it to him (Walker) before he passed away."
Ice Cube also reveals that he decided to leave the ceremony shortly after arriving, opting to watch a basketball game at home instead.
He admitted, "I just wasn't into it. I have been going in and out of these things (awards shows) for 25 years. If you ain't (sic) into it, why torture yourself? As soon as you get bored, get up and leave."