Faizon Love took to social media to make it very clear that he has “nothing but love” for Ice Cube after the Friday pay pother on social media.
During an interview with Comedy Hype, Faizon shared that he was only paid $2,500 to play the role of “Big Worm” in the classic 1995 film.
He went on to share that he declined a role in the Friday sequel because of the low pay, not to mention he had an opportunity to make $100,000 on another film project.
In the same interview, Faizon went on to say:
Now if I do it again, they talking about the last Friday then, oh yeah, I’m with it. You got a last check?
If Cube said, ‘Faizon, there’s no money. I need you to do this.’ I would have to do it on GP because it was that character that brought me into the game heavy.
Watch the clip below.
Unfortunately, multiple headlines were presented in a way that made it seem as if Faizon Love was calling out Ice Cube for only paying him $2,500 for his role.
That prompted Ice Cube to go on the defense.
He took to take to the streets of Twitter on Wednesday to set the record straight.
Faizon posted a statement on his Instagram page to clarify his stance on the debacle.
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 ni**as to ever touch a mic. 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. WestSide Ni**as!!!!!!!! @icecube @djpooh
See Faizon’s original post below.
Comedian Michael Blackson, who had a small role in the Next Friday sequel, joined the convo to add:
@icecube is not to blamed for us getting paid so little it’s the film industry’s pay scale. I got paid $800 a day when I did Next Friday plus overtime I made $1200 for my one day’s work of “I can’t get giggy with this sh*t”
Thanks to next Friday I became the biggest African comic
Just like any other job there’s entry level pay for first timers, once you make a name for yourself you can demand any amount of money that you want and if they want you they will pay.
@icecube Thanks for the Friday franchise because it got me where I am today. When I produce my film I’m paying new neegas in food and pu**y.
See his original post below.
Well, that’s that on that.