Rapper Ice Cube and Comedian Bill Maher

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WATCH: Ice Cube Confronts Bill Maher

The rapper hopes situation will be a teachable moment

June 12, 2017

If there is one hot button issue facing the nation that iconic rapper Ice Cube is more than capable of discussing, it's race relations in the U.S. Cube proved it over the weekend when, as he said he would, he appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher following the HBO host's controversial use of a racial slur earlier this month.

The former NWA member was slated to appear on the comedian's show to promote the release of his Death Certificate: 25th Anniversary Edition album, which was recorded following the 1991 police beating of Rodney King, and addressed race issues facing the nation at that time. However, the rapper announced last week that he would use his appearance to confront Maher, who used the "N-word" during a previous episode.