Ice Cube rules out running for Congress.

The 48-year-old American rapper-and-actor - whose real name is O'Shea Jackson Sr. - realises with his huge fan base he could make a popular candidate but is adamant he would never consider running for office.

Speaking on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Friday (06.04.18), Ice Cube said: ''I use my music. I use my entertainment. I'm an artist. I'd rather paint what I'm feeling than sit up and try to deal with Congress and them crazies out there. They are more crazy than the rap game, so I'll stick with rap. We're safe.''

This comes after Oprah Winfrey caused a stir at this year's Golden Globes when she gave a rousing speech as she collected the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and many called for Oprah to run for president.

And while the media mogul was flattered by the comments, she insists she will ''definitely'' not be campaigning for presidency.

While promoting her latest film 'A Wrinkle in Time', Oprah said: ''That is a definite no, because you know as we talk about this film and how all the 'Mrs' are trying to get Meg, the main character, to understand and listen to the voice inside of herself and I believe everybody has that. And you know, regardless whether there are a thousand people telling to do something, you know for yourself what feels like the right thing to do. I recognise I have a voice in the world and I feel very honoured and that people trust me with some level of moral authority that I feel like I have been on the right track. But it doesn't feel like politics is the way that I want to exercise that voice. I kinda like my life. I have a very nice life I don't want to ruin it.''