Ice Cube is a NASCAR fan and will perform some of his hits.
Ice Cube will perform during a stoppage halfway through the race NASCAR has announced. During a break midway through the 150-lap Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum on Feb. 6, which will be raced on a temporary quarter-mile circuit erected inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The preseason exhibition race will be the finale of a weekend of racing that will include multiple heat races to determine the field for the final and the premiere of the all-new, seventh-generation NASCAR Cup Series vehicle, which will be unveiled during the event.
Pitbull, a fellow rapper who also happens to be a co-owner of the Trackhouse Racing team, will perform a 45-minute performance before the race on Sunday evening as well. Ice Cube, who wrote the 1988 N.W.A. protest song “F—- tha Police” and has appeared in dozens of films, including “Boyz n the Hood” and the “Barbershop” series, is the owner of the Big3 three-on-three basketball league in Fontana, California, and has previously attended a NASCAR race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
A press statement from the Compton, California, native said, “I’ve always been a fan of NASCAR from a distance, and I’ve become even more of a fan after watching the action in person.”
“And now, having the opportunity to perform for all of the fans at the Coliseum as well as the millions of people watching at home, I’m thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic day for NASCAR and Los Angeles.”