Ice Cube Shares Real Reason Craig Got Fired on His Day off in Friday Movie

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ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Actor Ice Cube attends the FIST FIGHT take over at Clark Atlanta University for an HBCU Stroll-Off on February 16, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

How did Craig get fired on his day off in the 90s film, “Friday?”

Years later we still don’t know….

Until now, kinda!

If you’re tardy to the party, the 1995 F. Gary Gray film stars Big 3 co-founder, Ice Cube, comedian, Chris Tucker and actress Nia Long.

Trailer here:

Friday (1995) Official Trailer – Ice Cube, Chris Tucker Comedy HDSubscribe to CLASSIC TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u43jDe Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/1QyRMsE Follow us on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1ghOWmt Friday (1995) Official Trailer – Ice Cube, Chris Tucker Comedy HD Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the course of the day and night, and their ensuing antics, make up the rest of the movie. Welcome to the Fandango MOVIECLIPS Trailer Vault Channel. Where trailers from the past, from recent to long ago, from a time before YouTube, can be enjoyed by all. We search near and far for original movie trailer from all decades. Feel free to send us your trailer requests and we will do our best to hunt it down.2014-07-09T05:20:18.000Z

In the film, Ice Cube’s character, Craig Jones is fired for stealing cardboard boxes at work on his day off after an alleged camera caught him doing so.

On this random Friday, the rent is due.

What’s worse?

Craig and his best friend, Smokey, played by Chris Tucker, have to pay Big Worm back the $200 that Smokey owes by 10:00 PM the local or else…

Craig then starts asking his family for money, but they won’t give it to him. After Craig thinks he needs protection for 10:00, he gets his gun out of his drawer but his dad tells him that he needs to fight for himself.

When its 10:00, Craig and Smokey get shot at with submachine guns they hide in the back of a pickup truck. Craig then sees Deebo slap as he comes in and fights Deebo.

Meanwhile back at the ranch: A series of tweets suggest that Ezal, a neighborhood crackhead who does odds jobs in the neighborhood to support his habit actually got Craig fired.

The video of Ezal running with boxes in that tweet are apparently derived from deleted video scenes from the director’s cuts of the movie’s opening credits, according to a March 2018 article written by Global Grind.

“You know how crackheads get down,” Ice Cube told me by phone.

“He tries to grab anything that he can get his hands on.”

So the million dollar question, Mr. Cube: Is Ezal the reason Craig got fired on his day off?

“No,” laughed Ice Cube.

“He is not the reason why Craig got fired.”

“You couldn’t imagine the questions that I get about Friday; some unanswered questions from that movie.”

For you film buffs: The rumored fourth Friday film is nearing as per Maxim. Ice Cube tweeted last summer that he’s finishing the script to the fourth installment of Friday, titled, Last Friday.

Actor/comedian, Mike Epps also confirmed something to be in the works via instagram.

It’s truly amazing how music, pop culture and sports all intersect and that Ice Cube transitioned seamlessly from successful rapper to actor to co-founder of the Big 3 all while producing and screenwriting.