Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has clarified comments he made regarding late actor Paul Walker following the MTV Movie Awards.

Walker, who died in a car crash in November last year, was posthumously honoured with the Best Onscreen Duo award alongside his Fast & Furious 6 co-star Vin Diesel at Sunday's awards ceremony.

In an interview with USA Today, Ice Cube seemed to suggest film fans voted out of sympathy for Walker, and that he should have scooped the prize with his Ride Along co-star Kevin Hart.

He said, "We was robbed. Shame on you MTV. We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy. We were the best onscreen duo, period. They should have gave it to him before he passed away (sic).''


Now Ice Cube has taken to Twitter to insist his remarks have been taken out of context, writing, "Re: The MTV Awards. I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seriously people!

"Re: The sympathy vote: We should honour people before they die. That's all. Shame on you "make something out of nothing''.

"Re: MTV Awards. Ice Cub is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning shit is what I gotta get use to.

"Last tweet and I'mma (sic) leave it alone. Remember this: A lie travels further then the truth. Damn the devil is busy.

"And Paul Walker fans don't trip I was a fan too.''