Ice Cube Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of 'Friday'


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Ice Cube is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his hit film Friday. The film, directed by F. Gary Gray, was originally released in theaters on April 26, 1995 and secured $28.2 million at the box office.


The “It Was A Good Day” rapper posted a series of tweets acknowledging the film’s commemoration. Each tweet featured different scenes from the movie with the words “Happy anniversary” written above it. Cube made sure to honor the late John Witherspoon and Bernie Mac in a few of his posts as well.

Back in May, Cube revealed that he wanted to release the much anticipated fourth instalment of the franchise on the 25th anniversary of the original movie: April 26, 2020.

Following the death of Witherspoon, the N.W.A. legend has given fans an update on the status of Last Friday.

Among his many beloved roles, John's character Mr. Jones, or "Pops," in the Friday films was a huge part of the franchise, which inevitably causes complications for creator Ice Cube's latest instalment, Last Friday. Cube responded to a fan asking if the film was still in the works or if John's passing has lead to its cancellation.

Asked on Twitter whether it was cancelled in light of Witherspoon’s passing, Cube expressed his frustration at the endless delays.

Back to 1995! In the movie, Craig Jones (Ice Cube) was fired from his job for stealing cardboard boxes. To make matters worse, his rent was due and he and his best friend Smokey (Chris Tucker) owed the neighborhood drug dealer money. Throughout the day, Craig and Smokey experienced the trials and tribulations of life in the hood.


Watch the trailer down below.


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