Vince Staples Wants The Rock To Cast Him In ‘Fast & Furious’
Vince Staples has voiced his desire to join the Fast & Furious franchise, asking Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson if he can be in the next film.
On Wednesday (September 21), the Compton rapper asked fans on Twitter to help get him in touch with Johnson, and noted he wants to star as Tyrese’s son in the next film.
“Somebody tell The Rock to put me in Fast & Furious as Tyrese’s son from Barstow,” Vince tweeted out.
Somebody tell The Rock to put me in Fast & Furious as Tyrese’s son from Barstow
— RPBMH 💔 OUT NOW (@vincestaples) September 22, 2022
While it’s unclear if The Rock even saw Vince’s request, the “Norf Norf” rapper will soon be dipping his toe into television, as it was announced earlier in September that Vince is working on a new scripted comedy series for Netflix.
Titled The Vince Staples Show, the series will star Kenya Barris and will take place in Long Beach, with Vince Staples saying the sitcom will be “loosely inspired” by his own life.
“This has been something I have been developing for some time and I am happy it’s coming to fruition,” Vince said (via Deadline).
Tracey Pakosta, Netflix Head of Comedy, added that the team was “really excited” about working with Vince.
“It’s our mission to work with the best artists in the world,” Pakosta said. “Vince has already established himself as one of the most talented young musicians today and we’re really excited about how his sensibility – and sense of humor – will translate into a unique comedy series.”
In addition to The Vince Staples Show, Vince has been beefing up his acting résumé. He recently filmed scenes for White Men Can’t Jump, 20th Century Studios’ remake of Ron Shelton’s 1992 sports comedy, and has been tapped for a role in the Showtime comedy pilot The Wood, based on the 1999 film.
The 29-year-old dropped off his fifth studio album Ramona Park Broke My Heart in April. The project peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart and featured appearances from Mustard, Ty Dolla Sign and Lil Baby. According to Staples, Baby recorded his verse on “East Point Prayer” entirely for free after they met at a Motown Records event.
“He did it for free,” Staples said during a talk with Big Boy in May. “And I don’t believe in asking nobody to do nothing for free. I believe in whatever you charge – you gotta feed your family, and he did it for free. And you already know, he can charge whatever he wants.”
He added: “It’s funny because I met him at a Motown thing. We was cool and we ain’t really talk like that. And I was like, ‘Lil Baby would sound good on this.’ And I was tryna get it so where we could talk about it. He said: ‘We don’t even have to talk, I’m a do it.’ He just went and did it … he looked out.”