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Ice Cube performs on stage at The Trusts Outdoors on April 01, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ice Cube performs on stage at The Trusts Outdoors on April 01, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Here’s Why We Won’t Be Hearing Any AI-Generated Music From Ice Cube

Ice Cube openly shared his disdain for the use of artificial intelligence in music on the Full Send Podcast, threatening to sue any creator who uses his voice.

Ice Cube is threatening to sue any artificial intelligence-generated music creator who attempts to use his voice or likeness. During an hour-long interview on the Full Send Podcast, Cube shared his thoughts on the viral trend when co-host Kyle Forgeard questioned the West Coast emcee about the faux Drake and The Weeknd collaboration, “Heart on My Sleeve.”

"I don't wanna hear an AI Drake song," Cube snapped at the 50-minute mark of the interview. “Yeah, I don’t wanna hear that bulls**t. He should sue whoever made it."

Another Full Send Podcast host then suggested that Cube would ultimately be a victim of the AI music surge, saying “AI’s coming for you too, bro."

However, the 53-year-old rapper, actor and business mogul stood firm. "And I'mma sue the m********** who made it and the people and the platform who play it," he said. "It’s like a sample, you know what I mean? Somebody can't take your original voice and manipulate it without having to pay."

Elsewhere on the podcast, Cube suggested that the technology is being used with evil intentions. "I think AI is demonic," Cube said. "I think AI is gonna get a backlash from real people, real authentic people."

The Death Certificate artist is one of many hip-hop music industry leaders who have publicly shown opposition for AI-generated music, following engineer and producer Young Guru, Pete Rock, Snoop Dogg and companies like Universal Music Group. However, other artists have embraced the rising technology, like Timbaland, who plans to create a software that will allow new artists to replicate living and deceased acts using an AI voice filter.

Watch the full interview below.