Ice Cube accused of ‘robbing’ Faizon Love over ‘Friday’ pay


Ice Cube is getting fired up over extra rumors from the cast of his 1995 stoner comedy “Friday.”

This time it’s actor Faizon Love, who got here in scorching throughout a latest discuss on Comedy Hype’s YouTube sequence, per Atlanta Black Star.

The comic, 53, revealed that the “Check Yo Self” rapper and “Friday” creator supplied a measly payout for his function as Big Worm — simply $2,500.

The declare impressed keyboard critics to lash out on the 55-year-old crossover artist, born O’Shea Jackson, for “robbing his own people.”

But he’s not having any of it.

“I didn’t rob no f- -kin body. The 1995 Friday movie cost $2.3m to make. Shot it in 20 days. Fazion worked 1 day, maybe 2. All the actors got paid scale to do the movie. They could’ve simple said “No” however they didn’t. So miss me with that s – – t,” the filmmaker tweeted on Wednesday.

Faizon Love, 53, can also be well-known for his roles in “The Replacements” (2000) and “Elf” (2003).

It wasn’t the “Elf” actor who accused Ice Cube of “robbing” him, per se. Said Love, “See, it wasn’t really about the money then.”

But when the script for “Next Friday” surfaced 5 years later, Love advised their provide was not commensurate together with his expertise. “They wanted to give me double-scale. The scale was $2,500, right. So that was $5,000,” he defined. Instead, he went on to make the 2000 sports activities comedy “The Replacements” for $100,000.

“Friday” launched Faizon Love’s career, the actor and slapstick comedian informed hosts of the Comedy Hype internet sequence.
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Still, Ice Cube assured that the manufacturing was good for it — concurrently placing to relaxation prior negative buzz about why co-star Chris Tucker had turned down his starring function as Smokey within the sequel. He added, “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.”

While it’s been reported that Tucker made $10,000 on the primary movie, simply final month the “Rush Hour” actor aired out rumors over his departure from the cult traditional franchise, which went on to make two sequels in 2000 and 2002. During an look on film podcast “Flix Talk,” the 55-year-old comic confessed why he refused the blockbuster paycheck. “I don’t want to represent everyone smoking weed,” he mentioned of the enduring function. “I don’t want to keep doing that character.”

Love maintained there’s no beef all through the interview, going as far as to recommend a fourth sequel, what one may solely assume could be titled, “The Friday After the Friday After Next.”

He mentioned, “If Cube said, ‘Faizon, there’s no money. I need you to do this.’ I would have to do it on GP [general principle] because it was that character that brought me into the game heavy.”


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