F9: The Fast Saga, the ninth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise is officially out in theaters. Audacy's own Kenny Burns and Big Tigger spoke with Ludacris and Tyrese, respectively, regarding F9 and some personal things each artist has in the works.
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Ludacris has a lot to celebrate in all aspects of his life. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of one of his best albums, Back For The First Time, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of The Fast and The Furious, the first installment in the billion-dollar franchise. The Disturbing Tha Peace mogul explained how he also considers himself to be "the luckiest individual in the entire world."
He continued, "when you think about dream jobs and what people wanna be, you got movie star up there and you got rockstar/rap star up there and to make moments in both of those areas, I feel like the most blessed person on planet Earth." Kenny Burns revealed that F9 may be the best out of the series and Ludacris agreed.
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However, for all those wishing it would've been released on streaming platforms, Ludacris stated the film is "designed to be watched in theaters." So, we're sure some special theatrics are involved.
Now, if you know the franchise, you know Tyrese's character is a bit of a hilarious mess. So, it was only right for the singer to kick off his interview with a joke. But the witty banter quickly simmered down when he began discussing his role in the Fast franchise.
"Imma be honest— I'm real grateful and humble that we've been able to do anything for 20 years. And to be honest, working on something you know people are highly anticipating puts us under a different kind of pressure," he expressed. Tyrese did confirm that Fast 10 and Fast 11 are in the works.
When asked about the forthcoming films when many assumed F10 would be the end, Tyrese's answer was direct. "Success," he chuckled. The crooner did reveal that the upcoming films have yet to be named and are the first of the franchise to be filmed consecutively, "which is gonna be crazy in itself," he stated.
With having to shoot F9 during the pandemic, Tyrese revealed that it actually got pushed back twice— the first time because of the spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw. The only other time a Fast film had gotten pushed back was when Paul Walker unexpectedly died in a car accident.
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To get more of the inside scoop and listen to the men dish on their personal lives, check out Luda and Tyrese's full interviews above.