Actor/rapper Ice Cube arrives on a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia on February 7, 2014. Ice Cube is in town to accept a BET honors award

Actor/rapper Ice Cube arrives on a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia on February 7, 2014. Ice Cube is in town to accept a BET honors award

*Rapper/actor Ice Cube has dismissed Justin Bieber’s destructive behavior as the antics of a spoiled celebrity which can not be compared with the provocative nature of his former group N.W.A.

The “Ride Along” star admits there are ever-more envelope-pushing figures appearing in music, but he insists Bieber is not one of them and dismisses his recent bad boy behavior as trivial.

“That’s a different kind of crazy. That’s being a young, rock ‘n’ roll rich kid who’s able to do whatever he wants,” Cube told ShortList magazine. “Just because somebody’s a f**k-up, doesn’t mean they’re provocative. We didn’t make music to shock; we did it because it felt right. It was a release valve for us.”

Bieber was arrested in Miami, in January on suspicion of driving under the influence, and is also facing charges relating to the alleged assault of a chauffeur in Canada. His California mansion was raided by police in January following allegations that the singer damaged a neighbor’s house by pelting it with eggs. Today, TMZ reports that Biebs “is going harder than ever on sizzurp and weed since living in Atlanta,” according to “multiple friends involved in his life.”