Ice Cube Dodges Face-to-Face Diss ... From Golden Globes

12/10/2015 9:09 AM PST

Ice Cube narrowly escaped a hugely embarrassing moment during the Golden Globe nominations -- not only did they snub "Straight Outta Compton," but Cube was asked to be there!

Sources close to the award show tell TMZ a rep for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association invited Ice Cube last month to do the live announcement of nominees in L.A. We're told Cube had to decline though, because he was already scheduled to be in NY.  

The Globes' diss of 'Compton' is baffling enough, but imagine if Cube had been standing on the stage when it happened?!!

Fans on social media are already blasting the H.F.P.A. for being out of touch -- but if Cube was there ... they'd have a lot of 'splaining to do.