'Straight Outta Compton' Cast Jokes About Oscars Snub At MTV Movie Awards
And then things get serious.
Straight Outta Compton was shut out of the Oscars but the movie won big at the MTV Movie Awards. The biopic took home the first-ever True Story award for a film based on real events. When the cast came up to accept their golden popcorn presented by Kendrick Lamar, they used the stage to poke fun at the other awards.
"I'd just like to take a moment to like, thank the Academy," joked Jason Mitchell, who portrayed the late rapper Eazy-E in the film, according to Hip Hop DX. "I mean MTV. I'm sorry. I'm sorry... My bad. My bad..."
O'Shea Jackson, Jr.--who portrayed his father Ice Cube in the flick--took a moment to be serious, too. "N.W.A, the Straight Outta Compton story is so much beyond music," he said. "It really speaks to brotherhood. I want everybody in here when you leave here tonight, really look at the people who's around you. Look at the friends that you surround yourself with because I know the people around me-- they support me and they motivate me. If you're not hanging out with people that motivate you or want you to be a better you, you're not hanging out with the right people."
Elsewhere on the program, hosted by The Rock and Kevin Hart, superstar Will Smith won the Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards for his career in movies and television. His tribute included the funny men The Lonely Island performing the fan-favorite The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song. Watch below.
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