The Guy Who Does Franklin’s Voice In ‘GTA V’ Knocked Out Ice Cube In Real Life

October 7th, 2013 // 22 Comments
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Grand Theft Auto V is a goddamn amazing game thanks to it’s engrossing design and writing, and not because of all the outfits you can spend an entire afternoon picking out for your characters even though Trevor keeps putting his Dusche beer sleeveless T back on after I spent all that time finding the right cowboy polo. GODDAMMIT. Except now it’s even better because apparently Shawn Fonteno, the voice of Franklin, used to be a rapper in the 90s named Solo who once knocked Ice Cube the fuck out. TMZ reports:

Fonteno used to rap under the name Solo — and back in the day, he appeared in the documentary “Beef 2″ describing a fight with Cube, in which he claims he KO’d the rapper over a business dispute and stole his chain.
The story was huge back in the ’90s … and the incident was a big part of the nasty feud between Cube and Cypress Hill, since Solo was tight with CH (scroll to 9:57 in the YouTube clip).
But now, Fonteno has grown up … and this week in L.A., the voice actor told us he’s buried the hatchet with his former foe.
“We both hustlers homie, it is what is, you know what I’m sayin’?” Fonteno told us.
“He’s from South Central, I’m from South Central, that sh*t’s over with man.”

When reached for comment, Ice Cube was busy filming his new family comedy Black People’s Kids Are Annoying In The Car, Too, but encouraged us to sample some finger sandwiches and Pumpkin Spice scones from craft services because, “They are simply delicious, dawg. Like a cool cucumber water on your porch, you know what I’m saying? COORS LIGHT!”


And because I couldn’t resist…

Scarlett Johansson Falling Down Meme GTA V

Money really should’ve popped out of her head. That’s bullshit.

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  1. Dude sounds a lot like Cube in the game. I figured they were going for that.

  2. I always knew Ice Cube was a little bitch. That’s why NWA said they were going to shave his head and fuck him with a broomstick Dre and Eazy-E woulda never stood for that kinda punk-ass shit…. pumpkin spice sconces, indeed.

    • Tried to diss Ice Cube, it wasn’t worth it
      Cause the broomstick fit your ass so perfect
      Cut my hair and I’ll cut them balls
      Cause I heard you like giving up the drawers
      Gang-banged by your manager, fella
      Getting money out your ass like a mothafucking Ready Teller
      Giving up the dollar bills
      Now they got the Villain with a purse and high-heels
      So don’t believe what Ren say
      Cause he’s going out like Kunte Kinte
      But I got a whip for ya, Toby
      Used to be my homie, now you act like you don’t know me

    • Just because you got beat up by another dude does not make you a bitch, just means the other guy was stronger, knew how to fight better, whatever. Did you win every fight you were ever in in your life? If so, congratulations, you should be fighting Mayweather right now.

      • Man, you took me way too seriously on this. I could honestly give two fucks about who beat up who in the rap game. But as far as fighting goes, does 0 for 0 count as a winning record? I play a tough guy on the Interhatz, but in real life I’m a giant wuss.

  3. Chiefs420

    It’s Coors Light

  4. Who wouldn’t want to punch Ice Cube? I’d do it just to get satisfaction for the money I spent on those War and Peace albums.

    • My kids made me watch “Are We There Yet?” this weekend. I definitely want to punch him and everyone associated with that production. (Sorry, Nia Long… collateral damage.) Which is too bad… I loved Friday and Boyz n the Hood.

  5. Deacon Jones

    Hey, how can i get the damn chopper online?

    Ive been looking for a regular chopper, not the military chopper. I heard you can use it for holding up stores and get out of there before the cops get you.

  6. can I say I have a crush on Trevor?

  7. Jim

    Can someone please explain how an adult has no clue there needs to be a verb in a sentence? “We both hustlers homie.” Really? You are an idiot and anyone that speaks that way is as well. Way to be a role model for unemployed welfare recipients.

    • Huh?

      …and approximately 2 trillion rich white kids, dads, moms, CEOs, taxi drivers, soldiers, football players, doctors, preachers of less judgmental branches of faith, grandmas, porn stars, real estate agents, skaters, and geologists, give or take a few descriptors, who bought GTA V and play it every spare hour of the day

    • Jim, I feel like you could’ve saved yourself a whole lot of typing by just saying, “I hate niggers.” It gets to your point faster.

  8. What did he say his name on gta V was?

  9. “and not because of all the outfits you can spend an entire afternoon picking out for your characters even though Trevor keeps putting his Dusche beer sleeveless T back on after I spent all that time finding the right cowboy polo. GODDAMMIT.”

    Nice way to make a great game and to a lesser extent, yourself sound extremely faggy.

    • When you grow up to be a big boy, it’ll be amazing how much more awesome life is when you’re not living in constant fear that someone might call you a “fag.”

      Your mind’s too little to understand that now, but one day, one day.

  10. Blessed by Melanin

    Jim….let me (an MBA educated negro woman who grew up at the poverty line without my family receiving food stamps) bust your sad ignorant bubble….the majority of Americans who receive welfare benefits are…omg white!!!! Please calm down and readjust your attitude. You all really seem to appreciate homosexuals who are helping spread perversion than you are to Black people who made this country strong through free labor.

  11. Peter Griffin


    That is all

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