‘I Ain’t Putting S— Up…It’s My Movie’: Ice Cube Refuses to Buy the Rights to ‘Friday’; Blasts Warner Bros. for Not Giving Him Control

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Ice Cube wants Warner Bros. to give up ownership of his “Friday” film franchise. The 53-year-old rapper and actor starred in and co-wrote the original 1995 movie, as well as its sequels “Next Friday” in 2000 and “Friday After Next” in 2002. The West Coast legend opened up about the future of his comedic film series during an appearance on the “Hotboxin’ W/ Mike Tyson” podcast. Rumors about a fourth film have been circling for years, but Cube seems unsure when he’s be able to make fans laugh again. “I don’t know. Warner Brothers is weird right now,” he told Mike Tyson. “I don’t know what they doing, they don’t know what they doing. We’d love to have it back. I think it’s gon’ be close to a time when we get it back. So, we’ll either wait for that time, or we’ll keep trying to convince them that they need to let us control the movie.” He added, “It’s my movie, but they have distribution control.” Ice Cube claims Warner Bros. is withholding control of his “Friday” franchise, preventing him from moving forward on the fourth film. @icecube/Instagram Cube’s “Friday” franchise served as an introductory platform for comedians like...