On April 26, 1992, he married Kimberly Woodruff, with whom he has four children:
Son: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (February 24, 1991)
Son: Darrell (December 29, 1992)
Daughter: Deja Jackson
Daugther: Karima Jackson (February 17, 1994)
Son: Shareef Jackson (August 10, 2001)
A father of four, Ice Cube was asked in January 2005 on NPR by Fresh Air's Terry Gross if he allowed his children to listen to his music, he responded: "What's worked for me is instilling in my kids a level of self-respect," helping them to understand the content of not just music but the violence found on the evening news. When asked what he tells his children about profanity, he recalled telling his kids that there are "appropriate times to use any kind of language... Adults should never hear you use these words. If you want to use these words around your friends, that's really on you."
Two of his sons (O'Shea, Jr. and Darrell) are also rappers under the names OMG and Doughboy and were featured on his album I Am the West.