Ice Cube just called Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne his 'homie'. Yes, really

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Wednesday 20 January 2016 18:00
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We were all surprised to learn public school boy, Oxford grad and Tory Chancellor George Osborne is a fan of gangsta rap.

A few months ago he even said that an NWA concert he'd attended in Brixton as a student was still the "coolest thing he's ever done".

It turns out he was behind former NWA member Dr Dre's invite to Downing Street for tea in 2012 - and we're betting he'll be delighted to find out that Ice Cube, counter-culture icon and another former NWA member, referred to Osborne on Wednesday as his "homie".

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Cube and comedian Kevin Hart were guests on Radio 5 Live on to promote their new film Ridealong 2.

After talking about the movie and the recent controversy over this year's very white Oscar nominations, the conversation turned - naturally - to the man in charge of the UK's finances.

"Have you heard of George Osborne?" asked presenter Dan Walker.

Ice Cube hasn't.

"The money man", co-presenter Sarah Brett adds. "The chancellor of the exchequer."

To which Ice Cube replies:

Oh yeah, yeah my homie.

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Several people on social media were not impressed with the idea that Osborne is Cube's "homie".

But no prizes for guessing what Osborne's streaming on Spotify this evening:

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