Ice Cube Responds To "Hardcore" Fans' Backlash Over "Drop Girl"

Ice Cube says some fans will change their minds about "Drop Girl" when they see their girls dancing to it.

Ice Cube has responded to criticism over his recent "Drop Girl" single and video.

"To my hardcore fans, it's only one song," Ice Cube says in a video the rapper posted on Instagram. "When you see your girl dance to this shit, you'll love me again."

Ice Cube's video features the following caption: "A message to the hardcore!" 

Cube was criticized for the 2 Chainz and Redfoo-assisted track by some, including HipHopDX reader "xhosa" who said the following in a comment for the "Drop Girl" video: "damn what a stupid song,why did Ice Cube have do this shit it useless..." Another reader, this one anonymous, called it "rotten." A reader who calls himself "REAL WIGGA" also commented, saying, "HILARIOUS. 2 STARS FOR BEING FUNNY." 

Ice Cube spoke to HipHopDX about this in the past.

"It's a dope record," he said. "It's Ice Cube. I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel at all. I'm just trying to be up to date with my topics and my flow."

Cube's Everthangs Corrupt is set to be released this year. 

To view the "Drop Girl" video, click here

For a behind-the-scenes clip of "Drop Girl," view the HipHopDX exclusive video below. 

 

67 Comments

  • Anonymous

    The song is actually not that bad. Cube seems to be having fun instead of pretending to be a thug.

  • Morttis

    When you first start rhyming It started off slow and then you start climbing But it wasn't fast enough I guess So you gave your other style a test You was hardcore hip-hop Now look at yourself, boy you done flip-flopped Giving our music away to the mainstream Don't you know they ain't down with the team They just sent they boss over Put a bug in your ear and now you crossed over On MTV but they don't care They'll have a new nigga next year You out in the cold No more white fans and no more soul And you might have a heart attack When you find out the black folks don't want you back And you know what's worse? You was just like the nigga in the first verse Stop selling out your race And wipe that stupid-ass smile off your face Niggas always gotta show they teeth Now I'm a be brief Be true to the game CUBE --- YOU ARE A SELLOUT!

  • RHS

    https://soundcloud.com/ras-sam-boakye/cause-they-testing-drop-girl

  • dafuq

    This website looks like a joke. They couldn't have quoted those comments with serious faces. As for the song, it sucks, just like most of the hip-hop over there in America. Lyrics are not only bad but also meaningless and the beat is horrible techno crap. Even though Ice Cube released shit like "Do ya thang" in the past, which was a bad song, he also made a lot of great stuff post-NWA, lots of great stuff with West Connection and on his own. Now Ice Cube is just another dude kissing the ass of the "new" industry.

  • Anonymous

    This is shit aint underground anymore man

  • Anonymous

    It's the nigga you love to hate

  • jefcote

    ima always be a Cube fan,but i will never like this song and neither will my girl! get back to the real shit Cube!

  • Philip

    Redpoo and Second Chainz - never heard about them. Propably because they're nobody.

  • Dlekt

    "You used to be hardcore Hip Hop, but look at yourself boy, you done flip flopped, giving our music away to the mainstream, don't you know they ain't down with the team?" Ice Cube - True to tha game, Death Certificate. I understand that artists have to evolve, and stay relevant but Ice Cube seems squarely fixated on becoming the person that he used to hate when he first started out. Welcome to the world of pop music Ice Cube.

  • Anonymous

    FUCK YOU ICE CUBE

  • jjnjknjk

    worst Cube song I've ever heard. Sasquatch was terrible too. Sick Them Youngin's on Em was average. Cube fell a long way

  • Old School Rap Fan

    After reading the comments by some of you bleeding pussies..I'll say this..had this been a song with T.I. or Drake you pussies would still be bleeding..Ice Cube is a legend and can do what the fuck he so pleases..he don't need yall anyway..like y'all pussies were going to buy his album before you heard this song..

  • MzShe

    Hey Cube, I love you now and always!!!

  • Jacc

    "including HipHopDX reader "xhosa" who said the following in a comment for the "Drop Girl" video: "damn what a stupid song,why did Ice Cube have do this shit it useless..." Another reader, this one anonymous, called it "rotten." A reader who calls himself "REAL WIGGA" also commented, saying, "HILARIOUS. 2 STARS FOR BEING FUNNY."" Lol @ Andres Tardio exposing y'all niggas

  • James

    You guys make excuses for so called artist who really no longer have a hunger to be the best at their art and push the creativity forward and contribute to its advancement, this is a song thats all about getting paid regardless of its ignorance and downright damn near weirdness. a man thats old enough to be a grandfather out here making songs about Drop it girl.And not even creative in the process, recycled flow and over used azz beat style. The beatles, Stevie wonder, U2, and real artist try to advance the music and make timeless music. Cube chastised sellouts in his music many times yet he has became the very thing he spoke on,......and then to say an excuse about the people who dont like this song their girl will be dancing to it ..how ignorant...NAH SUN....my girl wwould never degrade herself dancing to this shhh....She a be off some Erykah badu, Lauryn Hill, Maybe even Jhene Aiko.....definitely not this....lol booo ..not even good enough for a free download

    • Anonymous

      its one track. ppl r gonna listen to what they want. what he's doing is exposing himself to the fans of redfoo and 2chainz. Fans of those cats will check for him, maybe buy more into this album, and possibly ones in the past. Its a way in so they get into him and buy his back catalog and brand.

  • Anonymous

    Pussies talking about cube but dont do a thing when the agenda is passed daily Foh

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  • IC

    Drop Girl wouldn't fit Everythang's Corrupt title

  • jumbo380

    You said the realest shit thus far and it was exactly what I was thinking. A rapper like Ice Cube is supposed to set standards and make the rules!! Not follow them!!

    • Anonymous

      Maybe 15 years ago, but today he's making Hollywood paper, and doesn't care what some internet bystanders think. Hate it or love it, it's what Cube did, so live with it.

  • HipHopSince87

    Is their any real hip hop fans I hate hip hop fans all you guys do is put rappers in a box you guys like hoes you ain't loyal how you diss An artist who has 3-4 classic albums if Ice Cube took off Drop Girl his Album and his album get 5 mics you still willnt buy it anyway so you rather hate because your envy him because he's bigger than rap the reason I call you hater because most of you have never bought an cube album or listen to one but you hate . And not even loyal to favorite rapper because you don't buy their albums either your a paid broke mad hater you hate anyone behind their back and suck cock in person your fuckboys not fans ice Cube is third rapper of all time I got seven of his album so rather drop girl is on the album Im buying because that what real fans do bitches !!!!

    • Anonymous

      foh moral orel cube got plenty of verses to make dudes snap the molars out your mouth Beat it punk

    • don mega

      ice cube has always had a song that was for the radio on his albums... on war and peace he had that song with korn ,laugh now cry later he had go to church with lil jon and on raw footage he had got my locs on with jeezy... yall dont know shit

    • Anonymous

      You sound mad. Why is that homie? Is your homo love for Cube blinding your better judgement? Cube has had some really good music over the years. Some bad as well, but what he's doing now, while not the worst, is still pretty fucking embarrassing. It's obvious he's catering to what sells today, and that's fine. Just don't be surprised when hip hop fans come out firing with criticism.

    • Anonymous

      Real talk If anything this song showed me how fukked up the game is. Dudes talking about they threw away his music and how cube supposed to be the epitome of blackness but I know when it comes to this internet rap thing a lot of them are rookies. They dont even know who weird al is dawg how Im supposed to believe them talking about cube, lol

  • the bitch in you

    Cube is TRASH since my man Common destroyed him with the song: THE BITCH IN YOU!

  • dee

    cube been trash for a long time

  • Listen

    Is like everybody.....you can't please everybody everytime. So you just do you. Like he even stated "Its just one song on the album. I'm sure he has a track that will be soo dope he will redeam himself (Though he does not have to justify it to me). And with MP3's you can just jump the song. Its not cassette

  • zee

    i hope is just one song as u say

  • Anonymous

    No my girl want dance at this weak shit. Give it up Cube since 1996 your albums have been garbage. Go to Hollywood and act in some stupid comedy movie you commercial fool.

  • Xelha

    Drop Girl? OMG That sh*t was so bad, don't disrespect his other lame songs by comparing them. I understand the man is 45yrs old and needs to feed his seeds, but JAY-SUS, he gives a whole new dimension to the the phrase "sell-out." But he's been wack ever since he made those lame DISNEY-ish movies playing the same over-aged homeboy. Most young 20 heads don't know who he is anyways. So its desperation time, but he can't be taken seriously. SAD.

  • Anonymous

    Horrible music. Looks like cube's after a retirement pay check, making commercial shit like this..that is fair enough, but don't expect any respect in the rap game it's this st, he's in the same category as 2chain with this bullshit

  • Mario Toney

    See this is why lots of real artist and musicians do not expect Hip hop as a art listen to Ice Cube , he sounds illiterate and has no business being called a real music artist, " he just wanted to do what was up to date " How about doing timeless music which has no expiration goofy. I just threw all your music in the trash. YOU HAD THE NERVE TO SAY STAY TRUE TO THE GAME. AND YOUR OLD ASS IS MAKING KIDDIE MUSIC. YOU SHOULD OF PROGRESSED WITH YOUR ART.YOU GOT TOO MUCH MONEY TO THE POINT ITS CLOUDED YOUR MIND ON REAL ART. WHEN YOU WAS A KID ....BOYZ IN THE HOOD WAS NOT NO UP TO DATE FLOW. DOPEMAN...IT WAS SOME FLY NEW GANGTSA SHHH. SOME OSHEA JACKSON DOING HIM. this drop girl is embarrasing as a black man I must say we make the most dumb socially irresponsible degrading music in the world.I guess that is up to date to be ignorant. I guess thats why there is an epidemic of black on black killings and fatherless children and you old ass sellouts are rapping about drop it girl

  • kevin smith

    i havent heard this song and i dont wanna hear ive been done with cube since watered down wack war and peace albums he hasnt made nothing dope since westside connection thats the problem with lot of these veteren artists today they try too hard to please everybody instead of keeping it real with thier sound from the jump if it aint broke dont fix it yeah u gotta change with the times i get that but damn u dont have to change all together u can still make dope music the cube i fuck with is the nigga ya love ta hate you know how we do it wicked ice cube thats the cube i fuck with i dont fuck with this wack cube out this wack bullshit he doing now dont come close to his classic shit

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  • Christian

    Really? It can't be as bad as snoops track with psy? That's the wackest track I've ever heard ever!

  • Anonymous

    Cube has had a song like this on every album since his war and peace vol 2 album so stop bitching and saying he's changed cube can do and collab with whoever he wants he doesn't owe you anything. I hate this type of music too but it is what it is. "You can do it","you gotta lotta that", "she couldn't make it on her own" are all stupid commercial songs that cube has done and yet nobody complained back then

    • Anonymous

      yes I agree they are better but still not good in my opinion. This new song sucks but you guys act like cube has never made a bad song before this which is not true imo

    • Lex

      Those songs you just mentioned are classics compared to Drop Girl. That track is just...garbage. And video is even worse.

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  • Brian

    It's the fact your changing your style of flow and music to please what the industry and radio wants! Fuck them and make music for your fans the music you know how to make cube. Not this new sell out shot just to make a buck. Your rich already fuck the money make the music that put u on the map not this fake shit!

  • NWA fan for life

    Ice Cube used to come hard, he was one of my favorites. This shit he put out now represents nothing I thought about him. Very disappointing. The song is garbage. I agree with the other comment, it would be better to dance to nothing than dance to this piece of shit!!

  • TBBadman

    That was a real song!? Shiiieettt I thought it was a Beats advert

  • HUH

    The song is actually well done. At least he can make a good club song after being in the game 30 years.

  • puffmommy

    Still disappointed if he wanted to make a club song at least make it west coast, instead of what everyone is doing and not with lame feats

  • DMX

    Only motherfucking brain dead kids will like your useless song drop girl!

  • DMX

    Does not change my opinions. So fuck that mainstream song faggot.

  • RonBurgundabs

    I saw Cube at the High Times Cannabis Cup in April and he killed his set! Homie performed damn near his entire catalog and even gave us a sneak preview performance of "Drop Girl" and everybody was Wilin' Out!

  • D.G

    Lame song to be featured on a album titled "everything is corrupt". In the words of the man himself... "Ice Cube is not for the pop charts"

    • that guy

      May have been his words, but after a handful of paydays from over budgeted kids movies, he is the corruption he speaks of. Everything about this song is corrupt. shameless corporate whorism.

    • Hollywood

      "So where does a sucka like you start" Aww man so many contradictions you can find on that classic record.... But let's give Ice Cube the benefit of the doubt, my fellow NWA enthusiast, none of us have the same mentality than we had in 88. That Dr. Dre "new friends" post was the final nail in the NWA coffin for me lol. I agree with your post though, respect on bringing that line back up.

  • Anonymous

    Fucking trash song is rather watch girls dance to silence

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