Ice Cube Reveals Why Chris Tucker Turned Down $12 Million For 'Next Friday'

The rapper took to Twitter to address the longstanding rumors about the sequel to 'Friday'.

Ice Cube had a few tweets to get off his chest on Wednesday morning (Dec. 29) in regards to rumors as to why Chris Tucker turned down the sequel to their classic movie Friday.

Friday, which was made in 1995 and propelled both of their acting careers, was followed by the sequels Next Friday and Friday After Next, but noticeably absent were Tucker and the big box-office numbers the original made. 

After years of rumors circling around the reasons why Tucker chose not to take part in the movie, as well as comedian Faizon Love saying he turned the "Big Worm" role because he only made $2500 the first time, Cube took to Twitter.

"I didn’t rob no f*ckin body," said Cube on Twitter. "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' but they didn’t. So miss me with that sh*t."

Cube then went on to address the Tucker rumors as to why he never returned.

"We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons," said Cube. "He didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore."

Tucker was most recently in the news after it was revealed that the 50-year-old actor owes federal taxes, tax penalties and interest from 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2010 that amount to $9.6 million.

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