Rapper Ice Cube, whose birth name is O’Shea Jackson Sr., was the victim of an internet death hoax tonight. The 53-year-old Los Angeles native was claimed to have died from gunshot injuries following a shooting at a bar.
However, confirmed information has surfaced that Rapper Ice Cube is alive and well. He neither was shot nor suffered any type of injuries.
Many Ice Cube fans took to their social media pages to inquire about his well-being. This is not the first time that the eminent rapper has been subjected to such a hoax.
In 2016, false reports of his death circulated on social media after he failed to post on social media for several days. Rapper Ice Cube has not yet commented on the latest death hoax. However, he is expected to do so soon.
Everything About Ice Cube
Ice Cube, born O’Shea Jackson Sr., is an American rapper, actor, and director. He first came to prominence as a member of the rap group N.W.A in the late 1980s, and his political rap solo albums AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990), Death Certificate (1991), and The Predator (1992) were well received by critics and sold well.
Since the early 1990s, he has also been making movies. As a member of N.W.A, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
Jackson was born in Los Angeles, and in 1986, he put together his first rap group, called C.I.A.
He started the first gangsta rap group, N.W.A., with Eazy-E and Dr. Dre in 1987.
As the group’s lead rapper, he wrote some of Dre’s and most of Eazy’s lyrics for Straight Outta Compton (1988), which helped make gangsta rap popular.
His solo album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted was released in 1990 to critical acclaim and commercial success; it reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Death Certificate was released in 1991 to critical acclaim and strong commercial success; it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
The Predator was released in 1992 to critical acclaim and strong commercial success; it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
Ice Cube has continued to release albums throughout his career, though he has not achieved the same level of commercial success as his early work with NWA or his solo albums from the early 1990s.
In addition to his music career, Ice Cube has also had a successful career as an actor, starring in such films as Boyz n the Hood (1991), Friday (1995), Barbershop (2002), and Ride Along (2014).
He has also directed several films, including The Players Club (1998) and Hoodlum (1997).
Ice Cube’s death hoax is a reminder that anyone can be the target of an online rumor. As we continue to rely on social media for news and information, it is important to remember that not everything we read is true. If you see a story about someone you know or a celebrity that seems too good (or bad) to be true, do your research before sharing it with others.