Big-name reunions are now so common at Coachella as to be almost unremarkable. This year’s festival alone featured Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, and NWA. But where LCD Soundsystem only broke up five years ago, it’s been more than 27 years since the surviving members of NWA appeared on stage together. When Ice Cube appeared on The Late Late Show on Tuesday, he reflected on the experience of reuniting with his iconic group (minus the late Eazy-E).
“It was crazy, it was like a dream come true for me,” Ice Cube said. “I’ve been thinking about this day ever since I left the group in ’89. And for it to take so long for us to all get back on stage… man, it felt like magic. Whenever we hit the stage, it’s magic.”
NWA dedicated their second Coachella set to the late Prince, so Ice Cube also told host James Corden about the time he directed the music video for the late icon’s “Love Sign.”
“I was trying to get my feet wet in directing and stuff like that, so it was cool,” the Straight Outta Compton producer said. “It was a song with him and Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye. He usually did performance videos, so it was cool to get him to act a little bit. We shot this video where he’s a DJ and she’s an assassin coming to kill him, but when she saw him she fell in love with him, and they went off and did what Prince do, you know?”
Watch the clip below.