How Ice Cube Got His Name

There are few things people don’t know about actor and N.W.A founding member Ice Cube. However, one thing that’s still remained a mystery—or at least a matter of debate—has been the origin of his name. Now Wired has the answer, straight from the man himself.

“My brother, he’s about nine years older than me, he used to have all kind of women calling the house and I would try to get at them,” the man known to the IRS as O’Shea Jackson says in this Google Autocomplete interview. “He got mad at that and said he was going to slam me in the freezer one day, and turn me into an ice cube. I said, ‘You know what? That’s a badge of honor.’”