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Ice Cube Says He Will Sue Anyone Using His Voice For AI-Generated Songs

Ice Cube has been recently adamant about suing anyone who tries to use artificial intelligence (AI) to recreate his voice.

Ice Cube

The legendary rapper known for his performances with the NWA, his own hip-hop career and many hit movies, spoke on the debate about folks using AI to recreate fake tracks and artists' voices.


Amid an appearance on the Full Send podcast, Cube made his stance clear.


“I don’t wanna hear an AI Drake song,” he said, referring to the AI-generated Drake songs that appeared on YouTube as well as TikTok last month. “Yea, I don’t wanna hear that bull ****. He should sue whoever made it.”


Soon after, podcast host Kyle Forgeard then asked Ice Cube what exactly he would do if he was in a similar situation.


“I’ma sue the muthaf***er who made it and the people and the platform who play it,” Ice Cube said. “It’s like a sample, you know what I mean? Somebody can’t take your original voice and manipulate it without having to pay.


“I think AI is demonic and I think AI is going to get a backlash from organic people.”



Recently, several artists have been impacted by AI-generated tracks, including Drake, The Weeknd and Frank Ocean.


Just last month, two new AI-generated songs replicating Drake’s voice actually appeared on social media a few days after he “hit out at a cover of him rapping to Ice Spice’s Munch, which is believed to be created by AI, according to independent.co.uk.


Also in April, another AI-generated Drake track titled Heart on My Sleeve, featuring The Weeknd, appeared on every streaming platform.


The song was reportedly created by a user called Ghostwriter977 and received more than 275,000 plays on YouTube and was played more than 600K times on Spotify before it was eventually taken down.


Meanwhile, in a declaration coming on the heels of the music industry scrambling to react to AI songs trained on artist’s voices, pop singer Claire Boucher said she would “split 50% royalties on any successful AI-generated song that uses my voice,” according to bbc.com.


“Same deal as I would with any artist I collaborate with. Feel free to use my voice without penalty,” she said in a tweet.


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