How Ice Cube quietly evolved into a Hollywood powerhouse

An ode to Hollywood's most underappreciated secret weapon

Ice Cube has made his mark in the film world.
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After presenting the first award of the 2016 Grammys at the Staples Center, Ice Cube did something unexpected: He left.

"If any of y'all thought I was gonna stay through that three-hour bullshit, you out your batty-ass mind," he growled to his fans over Snapchat. "I'm back in the car, b---h!" The subsequent drag of smoke into the camera suggested this was — in fact — not the move of a responsible, middle-aged family man, but reaffirmation of his OG status. Contrary to popular thought, he seemed to say, there is swagger in getting home at a reasonable hour.

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