Ice Cube on Whether He'd Let His Son Date a Kardashian: 'I Don't Think They Can Handle Him'

Plus: What does Ice Cube enjoy most about having adult children?

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Ice Cube might be dad, but he definitely doesn’t tell his son what to do anymore – or who he should date.

“I’m so proud of him,” the actor said about his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., who wasn’t in attendance at the premiere of Barbershop: The Next Cut in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

“He’s out working. He’s trying to start submitting himself out in Hollywood.”

But he clarified that he can’t ever tell his son who he can and can’t date. He was recently asked about letting his son date a Kardashian.

“Oh no, I didn’t say no Kardashians. It isn’t my choice. But I don’t think they can handle him,” the rapper-turned-actor said.

Making a mark is something both father and son have been passionate about. Particularly in the light of the conversations about diversity in Hollywood and the fact that Cube’s film had such a grand premiere.

“Putting time, effort, money into opening it up at the Chinese Theater, it gets no bigger than this and that’s what we want,” he said. “We just want to have the big stage like everybody else, that’s all.”

As for what he loves the most about having grown up kids, Cube took a slightly more practical approach.

“You can send them to the store,” he joked.

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