Ice Cube 'Maybe We Shoulda Put a Slave in Straight Outta Compton'

1/21/2016 7:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ice Cube thinks he knows what would've help him snag an Oscar nomination for best picture ... a slave.

Cube went on Angie Martinez's Power 105.1 show and blasted the Academy, saying he wasn't about to kiss their ass for affirmation of "Straight Outta Compton."

This one's gotta sting over at the Academy.