Tucker, who is well-known for the Rush Hour films and Money Talks has been open about his Christian faith.
In a 2014 interview with The Georgia Straight, Tucker noted that he chose to keep his comedy performances clean and that being a Christian is helpful for him in his “comedy.”
“I have to talk about other stuff. Normally, most comics talk about stuff that’s easy—maybe cussing or saying something raunchy. I have to dig deeper to find something that’s still funny and not raunchy. It’s harder. I like the challenge,” he told the outlet.
Ice Cube’s admission on Twitter about Tucker comes after Faizon Love - who portrayed the character of Big Worm in Friday - is suspected of having been paid less for his role in the film.
Love was reportedly paid $2,500 (£1,854) for the film.
Social media believed Ice Cube was “short-changing” the cast “robbing his own people,” which prompted him to hit back with a response.
“I didn’t rob no f****** body. The 1995 Friday movie cost $2.3m to make. Shot it in 20 days. Faizon worked 1 day, maybe 2. All the actors got paid scale to do the movie,” Ice Cube said in part.
I didn’t rob no fuckin body. The 1995 Friday movie cost $2.3m to make. Shot it in 20 days. Fazion worked 1 day, may… https://t.co/J9VwctuTju
Love took to his Instagram to post a picture of himself with Ice Cube. He also addressed the situation, calling the rapper a “comrade” and a “brother.”
“First of all, I not only consider Ice Cube a comrade but my brother and I’m still a fan. I think he’s one of the dopest n***** to ever touch a mic …what I got paid is a moot point. It was the price of admission to a game,” Love wrote.
He continued: I have zero regrets. Actually, I want to take this time to thank Cube Dj Pooh and Felix Gary Grey for letting me be a part of such an iconic picture.”