Ice Cube Apologized To John Witherspoon at the funeral for not getting the new “Friday” movie made.
Cube has been trying to get the fourth installment of the classic film Friday made all year. The former NWA rapper announced the franchise was getting one final film and said it would be released in 2020, but it appears filming never started. Read on to get more details on Ice Cube apology to John Witherspoon…
— Ice Cube (@icecube) May 3, 2019
CelebNMusic247.com previously reported that actor and comedian John Witherspoon, who played Pops in the franchise, has passed.
At his celebration of life earlier this month, Ice Cube took the stage and not only apologized to John Witherspoon for not getting the Last Friday movie done before he died.
Then O’Shea Jackson aka Ice Cube pointed the finger at Hollywood, stating that it wasn’t his fault.
I really apologize to my friend for not getting the next Friday movie made. It’s not my fault. Some dumbass people in Hollywood at New Line Cinema.
O’Shea put two men on BLAST over at New Line Cinema (Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener), in case anyody wanted answers.
You can email (former New Line Cinema President and COO) Toby Emmerich and (current New Line Cinema President and CCO) Richard Brener if you feel like I feel.
Gave you punks two scripts and you didn’t wanna do them. That’s the real. We were tryin’ to make that movie for years and we couldn’t get it done. We got the other three and we got our memories and we got our love. My condolences to the family.
Ice Cube also said when he penned the script for the original Friday, he knew he wanted Witherspoon to play his dad.
The reason I wanted him to be my father in that movie is because he reminds me of my real father. But my real father isn’t as funny… I knew if we got John Witherspoon, this was before we decided to go with Chris Tucker, we knew if we got John Witherspoon in the movie, the movie would be funny no matter who else we got in it. And when he said yeah, it was one of the happiest moments that we had making the movie. We knew we had an achor. We knew we had somebody that was 10 times funnier than us… that the movie could possibly work.
Witherspoon played Ice Cube’s dad in all three Fridays: Friday, Next Friday and Friday After Next.
Ice Cube first confirmed the 4th movie Last Friday in 2017 and said he was finishing the script in June 2018. The film has yet to be made, and now we know what, why and who held up the production.
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Once Cube received word on Pops passing he took to Instagram with his condolences:
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