Ice Cube And Eve Speak To The Importance Of Self-Belief

"You can transcend whatever situation you’re in," said Eve.

Ice Cube and Eve recently said that they hope their careers have evoked change and possibly influenced the potential opportunities for the next generation of musicians and actors.    

The pair will reunite on the silver screen for the latest installment in the "Barbershop" franchise titled, "Barbershop: The Next Cut." The comedy, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, follows members of Calvin's (played by Cube) barbershop as they ban together in an attempt to save their establishment and neighborhood from local crime.

During a visit to AOL's Build series on Monday, the cast -- featuring Cube, Eve, Common and Cedric the Entertainer -- dished details on an assortment of topics surrounding the film, and discussed their cultural impact on future generations.

According to Eve, she hopes her legacy will "inspire" women to believe that they can accomplish and achieve anything they set their minds to. 

"I’m a regular chick from Philly that literally has built a life, because I wanted it to be a certain way, and we can do whatever we want," Eve said in response to an audience member’s question. "I believe anywhere you’re born, doesn’t mean you have to stay. You can transcend whatever situation you’re in. You can make any type of life you want. You can literally do whatever it is you want. I am living proof of it. So I hope that I hold the torch for us women."

Ice Cube also reflected on his cultural contributions by sharing the impact N.W.A. has left on the artists that have come after the legendary hip-hop group.

"We made it OK for all artists to be themselves -- no matter what. Because artists used to go underground…  they would do these clean, happy records and then be Ike Turner in the back," Cube said of his former group, who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "So the thing is, we want artists to be real. Not to be afraid to be themselves. Hopefully, my career, my group had a small part in opening other artists up to be themselves and not be in this 'goody two shoe' shell that show business used to think you had to be in to make it big."

The Hollywood mogul went on to say that he hopes future generations and artists continue on with N.W.A.'s legacy by adding "more honesty in the world."

"Barbershop: The Next Cut” hits theaters nationwide on April 15. Check out more of the cast’s AOL Build interview segment in the clip above.



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