Ice Cube Addresses Chris Tucker’s Request for DC Young Fly to Play His Son in the Next Friday Film
In a recent interview with N.O.R.E. on the Drinks Champs podcast, actor Ice Cube accused Warner Bros. of blocking further installments in the Friday franchise because “They don’t believe in the culture, brother.”
While Cube revealed his plan to call the fourth movie Last Friday, it is important to remember that a handful of the original Friday performers have now passed away.
Craig’s father, “Sweet” Willie Jones, was portrayed by John Witherspoon, who passed away from heart disease in 2019. The same illness claimed the life of Tommy “Tiny” Lister, who played “Deebo,” in May 2021. Ezell’s actor, Anthony Johnson, passed away in 2021.
Reynaldo Ray passed away in May 2015 as a result of complications from his stroke the year before. Bernie Mac, who was 50 years old, died in 2008 from pneumonia-related complications. LaWanda Page, a former cast member of Sanford and Son, passed away in 2002 at the age of 81 from complications related to diabetes.
And Rita’s actor, Yvette Wilson, who told Smokey that she resembled Janet Jackson, died in 2012 following a protracted fight with cervical cancer and serious kidney problems.
Chris Tucker has not made an appearance in any of the Friday sequels as they have come and gone. But in April, Wild N’Out’s DC Young Fly made a startling allegation about the actor in an interview that set up suspicions about Tucker’s comeback. Ice Cube shrugged it off and remarked, “Ice Cube Says He Does Not Know What the Deal Is” in a discussion on the 935kday YouTube channel.
According to Cube:
He claims Tucker tells “everybody” he’s going to appear in the last “Friday” film “except me. That was a long time ago. I don’t know what the reasons are now. But me and Chris are cool. He hit me up all the time like, “Cube, what are you doing?” But doing that movie, I don’t know what the deal is. “
While responding to fans on Twitter, Cube clarified that Tucker was offered a hefty fee to do the sequel, Next Friday. Last December, the Boyz N the Hood actor tweeted:
“We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12 million to do next Friday’s show, but he turned us down for religious reasons. He didn’t want to cuss, or smoke weed on camera anymore.