Rapper, actor, and filmmaker, O’Shea Jackson, better known by his stage name Ice Cube, had updated his Twitter timeline by celebrating the 30th anniversary of Boyz N The Hood. He also mourned the director of the movie, John Singleton.
Boyz N The Hood director died at 51 after suffering a stroke in 2019. The 1991 film earned him two Oscar nods and a spot in history as the youngest person and first African American ever nominated for best director.
On Twitter, Ice Cube uploaded an illustration of the cover art of the movie and celebrated the 30th anniversary. He also tagged the name of the director to show his gratitude to the iconic director.
Here’s what Ice Cube wrote:
“Celebrating 30 years of Boyz N The Hood. #ripjohnsingleton”
The film won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture and the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker. In addition to Ice Cube, the film starred names such as Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut, and Angela Bassett.
Some fans showed some love for the movie. Others told their stories and memories over releasing the movie.
A fan said:
“One of my favorite movies. I did this today”
“I got locked up the same day that movie came out…Friday, June 20, 1991…facts.”
Check out the Twitter post below.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) February 18, 2021