More people are coming to Ice Cube’s defense over his recent Friday controversy. As reported by REVOLT, Faizon Love, who played “Big Worm” in the 1995 cult comedy, recently revealed that he was only paid $2,500 for the role.
This led some fans on social media to accuse Love’s co-star Ice Cube, who co-wrote and executive produced Friday, of “robbing” the movie’s actors.
Cube and comedian Michael Blackson, who appeared in Next Friday, quickly denied this narrative on social media. In an Instagram post on Thursday (Dec. 30), rapper Problem also came to Cube’s defense, saying, “Friday changed lives.”
“A huge rap star and his DJ/producer took a chance on unknown comedians/actors and made them stars. Not once, not twice, but three times,” he wrote about the franchise. “All this trying to devalue what Ice Cube did for Black & brown comedians is blasphemy.”
Problem further gave the N.W.A. icon his flowers, writing, “Thank you Ice Cube.”
As reported, Love also set the record straight online. In a post, the actor said he has “zero regrets” about appearing in Friday and said Cube is still his “brother.”
“First of all I not only consider Ice Cube a comrade, but my brother and I’m still a fan. I think he’s one of the dopest n***as to ever touch a mic,” he wrote. “I guess it’s a slow news week, so let me say what I got paid is a moot point, it was the price of admission to a game. I have zero regrets. Actually, I want to take this time to thank Cube, DJ Pooh and Felix Gary Grey for letting me be apart of such an iconic picture. I truly have nothing but love For these brothers.”
See Problem’s post about Ice Cube on Instagram below.
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