- Ice Cube responded to comedian Katt Williams’ comment about “Friday After Next” on Instagram.
- Williams said he removed a sexual assault scene from the film, which Ice Cube rejected.
- Ice Cube also commented about artists receiving unfair compensation.
Ice Cube is speaking out after Katt Williams claimed she advocated for a sexual assault scene to be cut from the 2002 film “Friday After Next.”
The “Straight Outta Compton” rapper shared a nine minute video X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday in response to Williams’ comments.
Earlier this week, Williams took the Internet by storm when he appeared on Shannon Sharp’s podcast “Club She She,” where he made allegations about his career in the entertainment industry, along with Steve Harvey and Kevin expressed his complaints about other comedians, including Hart.
Ice Cube said that Williams’ comments on Sharp’s podcast were honest for the most part, but there were some things he wanted to “clarify” regarding “Friday After Next”.
Ice Cube said, “It’s been over 20 years since the film was released and people have different viewpoints.”
In the video, Ice Cube dismissed claims that the film initially featured a scene in which Williams’ character, Money Mike, was cornered in a bathroom and sexually assaulted by Terry Crews’ character, Damon .
Ice Cube said, “I would never shoot a rape scene in a movie, especially ‘Friday,’ where you actually see it happening on camera. That’s not my style.”
Ice Cube said that the scene was “never a topic of discussion.”
Representatives for Williams did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment, which was made outside regular business hours.
Ice Cube said, “The pliers joke was always in the script. We would never show it. If you watch any of my movies, it’s not my style. So, that was never discussed.”
He further added that the crew would not have changed a scene to please an actor.
“At that point in everyone’s career, we’ll listen to some extent, but we weren’t going to change the movie for it. For any actor, you know?” He said in the video. “We do what we feel and if it was a rape scene, it would have been in the film. There was no reason not to shoot it. But it’s not my style.”
In the video, Ice Cube also addressed Williams’ claims that he wrote his lines as Money Mike in the film.
Ice Cube said, “The role was written, but he elevated it. That’s why Kat was so dope in the movie.” “Money Mike had a small role, almost as big as the role of Santa Claus, but when we started filming, he was creating so much magic that we kept expanding the role, and giving him more to do because he was right “
Ice Cube ended the video by addressing “Friday” franchise members who have been critical of how much they were paid. According to Billboard, Faizan Love — who appeared in 1995’s “Friday” — told Comedy Hype in December 2021 that he declined to return for the second film due to compensation.
Love said, “They wanted to give me a double scale. So the scale was $2,500, right? So the double scale was $5,000.” “The day after I said ‘no,’ I got a call to do a movie called “The Replacements” for Warner Bros. and they paid me $100,000. So I’m not mad.”
There were also rumors that Chris Tucker, who had appeared in “Friday”, declined to reprise his role due to money. In December 2021, ice cube refused An X-post claimed that Tucker stepped down for religious reasons.
On Friday, Ice Cube said, “If any actor is angry about how much they get paid, look at what you were doing, look at where your career was then and where it is now, and I believe “Friday did it.” Anything to do with that.”
He further added, “I have put a lot of people in films, but they never put me in a film. You can take it for what it is. I gave a lot of opportunities to these people, and I still act, So I’m waiting for the call. I don’t have to produce or write everything.”
During his “Club Shay Shay” interview, Williams criticized several Hollywood comedians and actors, including Rickey Smiley, Ludacris and Cedric the Entertainer.
While Ludacris responded with a rap diss on X, Hart called Williams “sad” in a post on Thursday.
“Outcha champ gotta get that temper under control,” Hart wrote, referring to Williams.
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