Back in January, we brought you two competing theories about the origins of Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day." One intrepid blogger argued persuasively that Cube's good day was January 20, 1992. But another blogger debunked his case and brought in evidence from Behind the Music. He determined that Cube's good day was November 30, 1988.
Now Cube has weighed in, to Moviefone, and we're disappointed:
The original research shows that it's Jan 20, 1992. Someone else thinks it's Nov 30, 1988.
I think I had a good day on both of those days. You know.
Is this your Carly Simon, "You're So Vain," song? That you'll never admit when it was? Then you'll auction the answer off some day to one guy who, under contract, can't reveal the day?
Nah. You know—it's a song. It's a fictional song. It's basically my interpretation of what a great day would be. 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.
So you're saying it's a collection of good things from multiple days?
It could have been all of those days.
So it's a conglomerate of your perfect day?
"It's a fictional song." Let that sink in. It's a fictional song. Essentially, "It Would Have Been a Good Day [Had It Happened]." So cruel.
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