Compton-bred MC, Ice Cube, paid tribute to the former co-star and late friend, John Witherspoon, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Next Friday. Ice Cube honoured the celebrated comedian on Tuesday through his Instagram page with a picture of him on Next Friday.
“20 years since Next Friday,” he captioned a photo of Witherspoon in character. “Miss you Pops.” John Witherspoon died last October as plans for Last Friday was already set in motion.
According to Cube's eulogy at his funeral, he explained that the delay for the next sequel to the Friday franchise was from the studio.
“I really apologize to my friend for not getting the next Friday movie made,” he said. “It’s not my fault. Some dumbass people in Hollywood at New Line Cinema, if you wanna … you can email Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener if you feel like I feel. Yeah, you punks had two scripts and you didn’t wanna do them. That’s the real. We were tryin’ to make that movie for years and we couldn’t get it done. We got the other three and we got our memories.”