Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted recently turned 30 and in celebration, the and he had a digital listening party on Instagram Live to commemorate the event.
In it, he revealed an interesting piece of information: Mr. Rogers sued him over “A Gangsta’s Fairytale,” which sampled the Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood theme song. A date for the suit wasn’t disclosed but, yes, you read correctly. What???
“He said he actually wrote the song for Eazy-E. But they weren’t getting down at the time so he had to take it himself Cube said. “It’s a trip he said because off this song, Mr. Rogers sued them. He was mad because they had the Mister Rogers theme at the beginning of the song ‘It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood’ and all that. Mr. Rogers sued them and was getting like five cents a record until they took that part off.”