"Movies aren't real," Ice Cube expertly explained, while discussing his new film 'Rampart,' where he plays a dirty L.A. cop. "['Rampart'] basically comes out of that. It's just a movie. If I want people to take me serious as an actor, I got to take myself serious as an actor. So it's just a movie. Just a role. And its [sic] a good role. I'm playing a homicide detective who think [sic] a dirty cop did the murder. So, I'm on a dirty cop. So, it's cool to get a dirty cop thrown in jail." That logic is pretty confounding, but at least it helps Cubey sleep at night. [RapRadar]

dissed Lady Gaga and bigged up Madonna recently, telling the New York Times Magazine "She had an amazing sense of style, without a stylist. And she was flawed, and sometimes she admitted it...I'll fight the fight for Madonna. I think she should send me some chocolates or something to thank me." Regarding Lady Gaga, however, M.I.A. was less than complimentary. "It's upsetting when babies say ga-ga now. It used to be innocent. Now, they're calling her name." Oh. Snap. [NYT]