Michael Blackson Thanks Ice Cube For His Role In The ‘Friday’ Franchise
Written by Randy C on December 31, 2021
It looks like the conversation about pay on the ‘Friday’ franchise is still going. This time Michael Blackson weighed in on the coins he made on set. As you may remember, Michael played the role of a dissatisfied customer in the 2000 sequel ‘Next Friday.’ The comedian’s appreciation came hours after Ice Cube responded to an article about Faizon Love’s $2,500 pay. A little over a week ago, Comedy Hype published a video of Faizon speaking on his salary in ‘Friday.’ When the interviewer asked if it was “a big deal” that Faizon only received $2,500, Faizon listed the benefits of the pay at the time.
“I got to say I’m working to the P.O…probation…I’m working, I pay my rent, I ain’t out in the street doing no bullsh*t,” Faizon responded.” He continued on to say “it wasn’t about the money then.” Still, the Comedy Hype interviewer pressed on about being paid so little for an “iconic” role. But, Faizon simply responded “but it wasn’t iconic when we did it” and later clarified that calling the movie iconic is “hindsight.”
Still, Ice Cube wasn’t feeling Faizon’s comments. When a Twitter user reshared a headline about Faizon’s comments, Ice Cube snapped.
“Yo it’s wild how @icecube act like he for the people and the whole time been robbing his own people…Pay them people @FAIZONLOVE @christuckerreal #RipAjjohnson,” user @SO_AMBITIOUS_28 wrote.
“I didn’t rob no f***n body. The 1995 Friday movie cost $2.3m to make,” Ice Cube responded. “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” but they didn’t. So miss me with that sh t.”