Ice Cube Tapped For New Tv Role
Rapper Ice Cube, who once urged N.W.A. fans to F**K THA POLICE, is now set to create a cop comedy show on TV.
The hip-hop star-turned-actor has been hired to write and produce a new TV sitcom by executives at U.S. network NBC.
Studio chairman Ben Silverman confirms the network aggressively pursued the star to fill the role - and hopes he will make a cameo appearance on his own show.
Silverman says: "As we continue to expand our roster of diverse talent both on camera and behind the camera, a guy like Ice Cube, who's multi-talented, is someone we really wanted to be in business with. He's had an amazing career, to have gone from (hip-hop group) N.W.A to this.
"We really want to capture his voice and his eye for talent, and his producing acumen. If he appeared in the pilot or series, we'd be really excited about that."