Ice Cube is traveling around the country this summer with his BIG3 basketball league. With basketball games played every Sunday — and this week league traveled to Chicago — Cube had some free time for promotion on Saturday, so he went to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.
Celebrities often show face at Wrigley during the 7th inning stretch, where it’s where it’s tradition to lead singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” while the crowd sings along. Cube, free time and all, took part. And everything was funny.
Not exactly a pioneer in the the rapper-singer movement, Cube has never been known for his vocal chops, outside of the rugged, loud and straight-forward raps that’ve made one of the most iconic emcees ever. So when he started to sing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” it wasn’t exactly pretty, but who expected it to be?
He started singing the song way too fast, so the organist had to catch up. Then I think he realized he was singing too fast, then slowed down. Then about 15 seconds in, he and the organist finally got in the same page, right on time for Cube to belt “I DON’T CARE IF I EVER GET BACK” in a crackly and out-of-tune voice. Nothing has ever been so perfect.
Watch Cube’s rendition of the tune below.
Ice Cube singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is everything I could have dreamed of and more pic.twitter.com/W1VPf8tsg6
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 22, 2017