Ice Cube Calls AI 'Demonic' And Threatens To Sue Anyone Who Recreates His Voice

By maks in Showbiz On 25th May 2023

People are using AI for all sorts of things. They're making images, and videos, coding like pros, learning new stuff, teaching them new things, and even just having a friendly chat.

But here's where it gets really weird. AI is making fake music tracks using real artists' voices. Can you believe it?

Hop on TikTok and you'll find people using AI to generate versions of their favorite songs sung by whoever they want.

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We're talking Frank Ocean, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and more.

But what's hot right now is having controversial rapper Kanye West, who goes by Ye now, sing some seriously out-of-character songs.

Picture Ye belting out Ice Spice and PinkPantheress' "Boy's A Liar" or even giving Lana Del Ray's "Summertime Sadness" a go.

Some folks have even taken it to the next level by making AI versions of Ye singing Taylor Swift tracks, just for the laughs.

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Oh, and get this. An AI-generated track with Drake's voice singing Ice Spice's "Munch" has gone crazy viral blowing up the internet.

Now, I know it all seems like harmless fun, but when it comes to the legal stuff, things get a bit dicey.

Ice Cube is the latest artist to call out AI and this bizarre music trend.

The rapper threatened to take legal action against anyone who uses his voice to create an AI-generated track - and I wouldn't be one to call Cube's bluff. 

Speaking to the Full Send podcast, the former NWA member said: "I don't wanna hear an AI Drake song... Yeah, I don't wanna hear that bulls**t. He should sue whoever made it."

When host Kyle Forgeard asked Cube what he would do if he found someone had done the same with his voice, he swiftly replied: "I’mma sue the motherf***er who made it and the people and the platform who play it."

"It’s like a sample, you know what I mean? Somebody can’t take your original voice and manipulate it without having to pay."

Cube isn't the only one throwing shade at this AI music trend. Universal Music Group, the big shots in the music industry, want streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music to straight-up ban AI generators from using copyrighted songs.

They're also going after streamers who post AI-generated tracks on TikTok and YouTube, sending them takedown requests left and right.

But let's be real, with AI constantly expanding and creating, there's no easy fix to this copyright mess.

So, there you have it, my friend. AI's causing a ruckus, Cube's calling people out, and the music industry is scrambling to find a solution. It's a wild ride, isn'it?

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