Actor and hip-hop heavyweight Ice Cube visited the campus of Clark Atlanta University to discuss his new movie Fist Fight earlier last week.
Ice Cube told HBCU Buzz in an exclusive interview that he loves Atlanta, saying “there is a creative vibe that I get here that I appreciate.”
The movie was filmed in 2015, mostly at the old Marshall Middle School in East Atlanta.
When Ice Cube took the stage during his visit to CAU he was greeted with thunderous applause and appreciation from the HBCU students. Ice Cube took the stage and stated:
“You all could have been anywhere right now but you decided to come out to this event and hear about my new film, thank you.”
Fist Fight stars Ice Cube as he plays the lead role as a teacher, who on the last day of school, challenges a fellow high school colleague, played by Charlie Day, to a fist fight after school. With movies like Are We There Yet?, Friday and The Barbershop franchise, Ice Cube has had a very impressive movie career; from the looks of it Fist Fight will be another continuation of that success.
When asked why he wanted Clark Atlanta to be a stop on the promotional tour for the film he said, “Success should touch students, I want to be remembered as a black man that [young adults] can be proud of. If someone can look at my success and it inspires them to go a little harder and be a bit better than my job is done.”
The entire event was full of love, laughter, and support. Students walked away excited to see the film with their families and are still conversing online about their interaction with Ice Cube.
After hearing Ice Cube’s discuss this film and the reaction from the students of CAU, it is safe to say that Fist Fight will be another great success.
Fist Fight is in theaters now.