TMZ recently caught up with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ice Cube’s son and star of the upcoming film Straight Outta Compton, to speak on the movie and growing up with Ice Cube as one of his parents.
In regards to Straight Outta Compton, Jackson Jr. was asked if he had to grow his hair out in order to play the role of his father, who rocked a Jheri curl during most of his time spent in N.W.A. He then revealed that Universal Studios dished out $15,000 for Jheri curl wigs he could wear during filming for the biopic.
“No, it was $15,000 wigs. It’s a serious movie, man. You should go see it,” O’Shea Jackson Jr. said while speaking with TMZ.
Prior to speaking on Straight Outta Compton, Jackson Jr. was asked who the primary disciplinarian was out of his two parents. In response, he explained that they were both “very reasonable” as parents.
“They both were very reasonable parents,” he said. “And every parent—If you don’t bring no bullshit then there shouldn’t be no shit.”
Earlier this month, during an appearance on Dr. Dre’s “The Pharmacy” Beats 1 radio show, Ice Cube spoke on watching his son play him in Straight Outta Compton.
“I describe it as watching your son win the Super Bowl for the same team you won the Super Bowl with,” Ice Cube said. “That’s the feeling I got watching him work, knowing that he was in great hands.”
Straight Outta Compton is scheduled for release in theaters on August 14.
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