Because the blogosphere is the blogosphere, lots of people went nuts a little while ago over the apparent revelation of the exact date discussed on Ice Cube’s "It Was A Good Day," that classic ’90s hip-hop yarn. (Clever writers noted that we had just missed the date’s 10 year anniversary, surely perfect material for a think piece.) Even when a counter-theory popped up, it seemed like there was solid proof for either truth. But while sitting down with Cube over interviews for the upcoming 21 Jump Street, the Huffington Post asked him directly about those theories and found that — surprise, surprise — there was never supposed to be a literal calendar analog.
"It’s a fictional song. It’s basically my interpretation of what a great day would be," Cube told the HuffPost. "Do you know what I’m saying? So, you know, it’s a little of this and a little of that. I don’t think you can pinpoint the day." Besides the hilarity that it took 7 entire questions to wrench the complete answer out of him, Cube’s responses definitely indicated a little amusement at the lengths people go to in order to prove a theory, as well as an overall DGAF-ness to his consideration of the truth. "It could have been all of those days," he said, as though anything could be anything. I guess there’s a lesson here about not getting too excited about a silly thing, but uh… I lost it.