Chris Tucker Talks IRS Issues, Not Sure He’ll Do Another ‘Friday’ Movie [Audio]
Rucuss staffAugust 23, 2012
Comedian Chris Tucker is making the media rounds promoting his stand up comedy tour.
Tucker has been out of the spotlight for a few awhile after it was revealed he owed the IRS a whopping $11 million in taxes. So it’s no surprise the funnyman is willing to make some money to pay off his debt.
Tucker sat down with the Tom Joyner Morning Show and joked about his debt and talked about his comedy tour and releasing it on DVD. Tucker even revealed that he doubted that he would be in a Friday sequel.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.
On doing another Rush Hour sequel:
You know what? We’re working on something. We always wanted to do another one. Hopefully it all comes together because I love Jackie and I loved doing those movies so we’ll see what happens.
On owing the IRS money:
Oh, man, $20 million is good for me (for salary of Rush Hour). I can go through $20 million like $20 though. I don’t how what happened. I made a lot of money and I thought it was all mine. I forgot about the I.R.S. The I.R.S. said ‘You think you live in Saudi Arabia? Half of that [is] ours!’ So yeah, I need another $20 [million]. That $20 [million] would be good.
(Joking) I’ve bought everything I’ve ever wanted. I’m not buying no more cars, no more houses…me, Jermaine Dupri and Toni Braxton are getting a condo together so I’m saving my money. I’ve done everything I’ve ever wanted to do. The rest of it is for my kids, for my son. I have one son, I said, ‘I don’t need no more.’
On if he’ll do another ‘Friday’ movie:
I don’t know. I talked to Ice Cube because it’s such a big rumor and people get mad if you say you’re not doing something so I’m real careful. Me and Cube, we’re talking about it — they working on a script, if it comes back…I don’t think it will be as special as the first one. When they were doing the ‘Next Fridays’ I was already doing ‘Money Talks’ and I always wanted to keep going to the next level so I wouldn’t always be in that box. So [it was] ‘Money Talks’ with Charlie Sheen and then after that we did the ‘Rush Hours’ and ‘Fifth Element’ and ‘Dead Presidents’ and that’s what happened. I was already doing another movie when they said that and I was like, ‘What? I did that already.’ Back then I was real smart so I’m trying to get back to that though. We’ll see what happens, but I doubt it. I don’t know if we could create that magic again.
Watch Chris’s interview below:
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