Ice Cube found himself in a sticky situation when he was accused of short-changing the stars of his iconic hood movie “Friday.”
A rap legend, Ice Cube has been releasing music since the early 80s and is responsible for some hits including: “It Was A Good Day” (1987), “Now You’re Here,” which features Mr. T on drums while Drue gave vocals; they are credited as both writers). Recently Bruce Smith who played Officer 64 K disses him over social media but then regrets it saying sorry later after realizing that there are more important people to focus your energy too – like family members & friends!
Ice Cube responded to a Twitter user who claimed that he was only paid $2,500 for playing Big Worm on Friday. He said the money should have been going towards his people and not himself since it’s “act like he [for] the whole time.”
“Pay them,” added Faizon Love shortly after Ice Cubes’ comment went live on social media!
Insulting comments were left by those who disagree with the post, but Cube didn’t take it lying down.
“I didn’t rob no f##### body,” Ice Cube said. “The 1995 Friday movie cost $2.3m to make. Shot it in 20 days. Fuzion worked 1 day, maybe 2. All the actors got paid scale to do the movie. They could’ve simply said “No” but they didn’t. So miss me with that s###…”
He Turned Down $12 Million
Ice Cube talks about how he got $12 million from reprising his role on Friday after turning down an offer for the sequel.
There are two reasons why Smokey did not return to play his role in the subsequent films. First, Ice Cube said that “religious reasons” prevented him from returning which was interesting because he also produced all three of them! Second and more importantly it turns out is Tucker created this whole new character for Next Friday who had nothing anything like Smokie at all so no one would know it’s him anyway-what a genius!
“We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons. He didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore,” tweeted the rapper/actor, 52, when someone asked Wednesday whether Tucker “quit over money” reasons.
We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons. He didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore. https://t.co/1pfo1FHWzp
— Ice Cube (@icecube) December 29, 2021
The duo’s 1995 comedy was a success, spawning two sequels in 2000 and 2002. Smokey didn’t return for subsequent films because of what Ice Cube said were “religious reasons.”
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