'Straight Outta Compton' Cast Makes Dig at the Oscars During MTV Movie Awards Speech

by Zach Seemayer 7:15 PM PDT, April 10, 2016
Playing 'Straight Outta Compton' Cast Makes Dig at the Oscars During MTV Movie Awards Speech

While Straight Outta Compton might not have gotten much love at the Oscars this year, it did manage to take home an MTV Movie Award on Sunday, giving the cast an opportunity to thank their fans and make a little dig at the Academy for getting snubbed.

After the ensemble film won the award for True Story, stars O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown, Jr. and Aldis Hodge, along with original N.W.A. member DJ Yella, took the stage to accept the honor.

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After DJ Yella paid tribute to all the famed members of N.W.A., Mitchell, who played the late Eazy-E, took the mic to say a few words.

"I would just like to take a moment to thank the Academy," deadpanned Mitchell before Jackson whispered a correction into his ear. "I mean MTV! I'm sorry, I'm sorry, my bad.”

The snarky jab at the Academy comes after the widely praised film failed to receive any nomination at this year's Oscar awards outside of Best Original Screenplay -- the four nominees for which were all Caucasian, which lead to even more ridicule from critics who were already roasting the Oscars for their lack of diversity.

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Mitchell went on to thank MTV for "being pioneers for the N.W.A."

Jackson, who plays his own father, Ice Cube, in the film, then took to mic to praise the biopic, explaining, "N.W.A and the Straight Outta Compton story is so much beyond music, it really speaks to brotherhood."

In the film, which tells the story behind the founding of groundbreaking hip-hop group N.W.A., Jackson, 25, plays his own father, rapper Ice Cube.

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On Friday, N.W.A. received a coveted honor when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a star-studded ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

After getting snubbed by the Oscars in January, Jackson spoke with ET's Cameron Mathison on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where the actor seemed amused by the lack of recognition and the public outrage it generated.

"You know you're the man when you're not invited to the party, and all they can do is talk about you," Jackson joked. Check out the video below to hear more.