The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton comes out August 14. To promote the film, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where it was revealed that an N.W.A. reunion tour involving Eminem is in the tours. “We don’t have anything settled yet with everyone’s schedules,” said Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley. “But we think it can create a lot of buzz.”
The tour would take place in Europe, according to THR. Last month, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella reunited as N.W.A. for a performance at BET Experience in Los Angeles.
Dre and Cube also discussed the incident where Suge Knight was charged with murder following the hit and run death of Terry Carter, which happened near a promotional shoot for the movie. Both men were named as defendants in an ongoing lawsuit. “It’s just a really unfortunate incident,” Dre said. “Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don’t know.” He also said, “Everybody was supportive everywhere we went, and we didn’t have one issue throughout the entire filming of the movie. It’s crazy that this happened during the fucking filming of the commercial.”
Ice Cube added: “It’s the dangerous part of living in South Central. Some people don’t care if you’re making a movie or not. It’s unfortunate because the movie is so good, so creative, so many talented people involved.”