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Ice Cube claims Chris Tucker turned down $10-12M for ‘Friday’ sequel due to ‘religious reasons’

Ice Cube claims Chris Tucker turned down $10-12M for 'Friday' sequel due to 'religious reasons'

Ice Cube claimed his “Friday” co-star Chris Tucker turned down a $10-12 million paycheck to reprise his role in the sequel for a very specific reason.

The 1995 comedy about how the duo must come up with $200 they owe a local bully was a box office hit. It led to two sequels, 2000’s “Next Friday” and 2002’s “Friday After Next.” However, the rapper and actor, who also served as a producer on the films, said the comic didn’t return to play his character Smokey due to “religious reasons.”

“We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons,” the 55-year-old tweeted when someone asked on Wednesday whether Tucker, 50, “quit over money” reasons.

“He didn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore,” the star added.

 

 

 

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