Ice Cube poses for a portrait in promotion of the new film “Straight Outta Compton" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Aug. 2, 2015.
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By Tessa Berenson
August 11, 2015

The Los Angeles Police Department ramped up extra security at Monday night’s premiere of Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about gangsta rap group N.W.A.

One security officer told the Hollywood Reporter that organizers “tripled security” for the premiere, and the LA Times reports that the LAPD deployed gang enforcement officers to the premiere along with event security.

“Better safe than sorry,” Officer Mike Lopez told the LA Times.

Straight Outta Compton opens widely on August 14.

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Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa.berenson@timeinc.com.

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