In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ice Cube addressed the misogyny in N.W.A.’s lyrics.
As one of the magazine's cover stars, the rapper opened up to Rolling Stone about the hip-hop group and dismissed the way their lyrics depicted women by differentiating between a "bitch" and an "upstanding lady."
If you're a bitch, you're probably not going to like us. If you're a ho, you probably don't like us. If you're not a ho or a bitch, don't be jumping to the defense of these despicable females. Just like I shouldn't be jumping to the defense of no punks or no cowards or no slimy son of a bitches that's men. I never understood why an upstanding lady would even think we're talking about her.
Ice Cube shares the cover with Dr. Dre just in time for the debut of "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the rise of N.W.A., on Aug. 14. The treatment of women appeared again in the story as Dr. Dre addressed TV host Dee Barnes’ accusation from 1991 that he beat her, saying that he has "made some f**king horrible mistakes in [his] life."
"I would say all the allegations aren't true -- some of them are," he told Rolling Stone. "Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really f**ked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there's no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again."
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