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Ice Cube Doesn't Like Oprah, Doesn't Use A.K.

By Sarah Dahnke in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 2, 2006 6:14PM

Ice Cube vs. Oprah. The ultimate Celebrity Death Match.

Just come on a little journey of the imagination with us for a minute. (It’s Friday. You ain’t got sh*t to do.)

oprahvscube.jpg Cube comes out swinging with a 40 oz. of Old English, a couple platinum records and a, uh, water pipe. The Big O’s throwing diamond earrings, toys meant for orphanages in Africa and a few of her “Favorite Things.” The tussle ends with 50 Cent and Ludacris on the assist, putting Oprah in a headlock until she shrieks like an audience member who just received a free Pontiac G-6.

What’s with all the hate of the Harpo guru? Cube told FHM Magazine that he has been involved in three projects pitched to Oprah but hasn’t ever been invited to her show. He claimed that Oprah has a problem with hip-hop – a sentiment that 50 Cent and Ludacris have publicly affirmed in recent interviews as well. Ludacris claims he was ignored when he came on the show to promote Crash, and 50 thinks the woman only caters to “older white women.”

Oprah went on the record with DJ Ed Lover in an interview on New York City radio station Power 105.1, where she promised she listens to hip hop jams such as “In Da Club” and loves Jay-Z, Kanye West and her BFF Mary J. Blige.

Chicagoist has seen an episode or two of "Oprah" in our day, and it’s pretty hard to ignore the sea of white, 30- or 40-something female faces that seem to populate the audience and become the proud recipients of goodie bags full of designer makeup, sheet sets, pajamas and cookware. We also know that Oprah didn’t make her piles of cash without a little marketing savvy. So it doesn’t take a genius to deduce that Oprah figured out her audience seemed to enjoy talking about the magic of the “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” rather than whether or not Ice Cube's mom cooked bacon today, and she ran with it.

Or maybe Oprah just hated Are We There Yet?

Photos via and New York Newsday