Tags: ice cube | mr. rogers | lawsuit | fred rogers

Rapper Reveals Mr. Rogers Once Sued Him

ice cube is shown wearing sunglasses and a hat
(Sipa via AP)

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2020 02:11 PM

Rapper Ice Cube revealed in a new interview that children’s TV icon Fred Rogers once sued him for using part of the theme song from his show, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.
Ice Cube's track, "A Gangsta’s Fairytale," was released in 1990 on his first solo album titled "AmeriKKKA’s Most Wanted." The musician was not expecting Fred to take legal action.
"I actually wrote this for Eazy-E. But y’all know what it is, we wasn’t getting down at the time so I had to take it myself," Cube said during an Instagram Live listening party Wednesday, according to Fox News.
“It’s a trip. Because, off this song, Mr. Rogers sued us. He was mad because we had the 'Mister Rogers' theme at the beginning of this s---. 'It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood' and all that."
Ice Cube added that Rogers was "getting like five cents a record until we took that part off."
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired on PBS from 1968 to 2001. Three years after its run, Fred died at age 74 from stomach cancer. Now the host of the beloved children's show is the subject of a new biographical drama, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," which stars Tom Hanks, who Fred regarded highly.
Joanne Rogers was full of praise for Hank's portrayal of her late husband.
"One of the most wonderful things about this film is that Tom Hanks is playing Fred Rogers. Fred Rogers was a huge fan of Tom Hanks," Joanne said in an interview with People. "I think he would like this very much," she said of Hanks' performance. "There's a wonderful energy there. It's a very needful film right now."
Related Stories:

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Rapper Ice Cube revealed in a new interview that children’s TV icon Fred Rogers once sued him for using part of the theme song from his show, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.
ice cube, mr. rogers, lawsuit, fred rogers
278
2020-11-22
Friday, 22 May 2020 02:11 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved