Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Goodyear Blimp Won't Fly "Pimp," But Compromises with Ice Cube Fans

Posted By on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:29 PM


Goodyear has compromised with an impassioned group of Ice Cube fans which has been raising money to to pay the Akon-based company to display "Ice Cube's Pimp" on its blimps today.

The events in Ice Cube's hit song "It was a Good Day" reportedly transpired on Jan. 20, 1992, based on deductions by the folks at A.V. Club. The Goodyear "It's a pimp" ploy is meant to commemorate the Cubist good fortune, as relayed in such lyrics as:

Picked up a girl been tryin to fuck since the 12th grade
It's ironic, I had the brew she had the chronic
The Lakers beat the Supersonics
I felt on the big fat fanny
Pulled out the jammy, and killed the punanny
And my dick runs deep, so deep
So deep put her ass to sleep

Goodyear compromised. It has elected to broadcast the words "It's a Good Day" over the skies of Los Angeles, to honor the song and the resolve of the Ice Cube fan base (whom they identify as "the kids") without actually having to use the word pimp. Goodyear has encouraged Ice Cube to "ride along" with the kids to proudly promote the message.

Here's the full letter:


Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation