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Comedian/actor Faizon Love is complaining about the $2,500 he received for his iconic work as Big Worm in Ice Cube's classic 1995 comedy film "Friday."

"It wasn't iconic when we did it," the comedian told "Comedy Hype."

"See, it wasn't really about the money then," said Faizon, looking back on the role that launched his career. "I got to say I'm working, pay my rent, I ain't out in the street doing no bulls—t. It wasn't iconic when we did it."

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Faizon said Ice Cube's offer to double his pay to $5,000 for "Next Friday" wasn't enough for him to reprise his role.

"They wanted to give me double-scale. The scale was $2,500, right. So that was $5,000," he said. Instead he accepted a forgettable role in "The Replacements" for $100,000.

Ice Cube responded angrily to the suggestion that he short-changed Faizon in 1995.

"I didn't rob no f**kin body," he tweeted on Wednesday.

"The 1995 Friday movie cost $2.3m to make. Shot it in 20 days. Fazion worked 1 day, maybe 2. All the actors got paid scale to do the movie. They could've simple said "No" but they didn't. So miss me with that shit...

"We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-12m to do Next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons. He didn't want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore."

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Award-winning comedians Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele, aka Key & Peele, tackle the controversy surrounding American directors casting Black British actors in American movie roles.

Ironically, director Jordan Peele cast a British actor, Daniel Kaluuya, in his critically acclaimed movie "Get Out".

Actor Samuel L. Jackson questioned why Peele cast Kaluuya in Get Out. Others point out that British actress Naomie Harris was nominated for an Oscar for Moonlight. And British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in 12 Years a Slave.

The film Queen & Slim, which opened in theaters on Thanksgiving Eve, featured British actors - Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith - in the lead roles.

In this video, Peele and his comedic partner Keegan-Michael Key explain why American directors choose British actors over Black American actors.
 

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Actor Harold Perrineau (The Matrix) takes issue with the criticism directed toward his daughter, Aurora Perrineau, who stars in the new movie Jem and the Holograms.

Mr. Perrineau wrote an open letter to The Wrap expressing his anger at people who say Aurora -- who is biracial -- is not "black enough" to play a black character in the film based on the animated series.

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A casting company is under fire for creating a racist ad seeking ill-shaped dark skinned girls with hair weave for a Universal Pictures movie on the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.

Gossip tabloid TMZ.com spoke with a rep for the Sande Alessi Casting agency that created the controversial casting ad.

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