Ice Cube Backpedals Over Paul Walker MTV Movie Award ‘Sympathy’ Vote Remarks

The “Ride Along” actor says he and co-star Kevin Hart had better chemistry than Walker and Vin Diesel, who won Best Onscreen Duo on Sunday’s telecast

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Ice Cube is disputing his own words after losing the MTV Movie Award for “Best Onscreen Duo” to “Fast and Furious” franchise stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, who he says earned the “sympathy” vote from fans because of his death in November.

“They should have gave it to him before he passed away,” the “Ride Along” star told USA Today after noting he and co-star Kevin Hart “were the best onscreen duo, period.”

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“We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy,” Cube said.

The 44-year-old rapper-turned-actor-turned-producer took to Twitter on Monday night, however, to declare “Ice Cube is not a sore loser,” because the quotes he gave to USA Today were made in jest.

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“I wasn’t really mad we didn’t win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seriously people,” Cube tweeted. “Don’t believe the hype.”

Cube, who launched his diverse career as a member of hip hop group N.W.A., also told USA Today he left MTV’s annual award show on Sunday shortly after he arrived, because he was “bored” and wanted to watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Memphis Grizzlies instead.

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He clarified on Twitter: “They told me our category wasn’t gonna be televised. So I left. Just promoting that RIDE ALONG DVD.”

Here are the rest of the rap icon’s tweets: