Robert Townsend has a number of movies followers would like to see a sequel for, together with his 1997 comedy B.A.P.S., which Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion made particular requests to star in.
The Robert Townsend-directed movie tells the story of Georgia waitresses Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle), who’re hungry for an funding for his or her dream undertaking — a hair salon/soul meals restaurant. The 2 associates fly to Los Angeles to audition for a music video and earn cash for his or her salon eatery.
They find yourself on the property of rich Mr. Blakemore (Martin Landau), the place they type a particular bond with the wealthy aged man and find yourself because the recipients of the millionaire’s fortune. The movie doesn’t obtain as many mentions because the extra mainstream feminine buddy comedies of the time, like Clueless or Romy and Michele’s Excessive Faculty Reunion, as famous by Slash Movie.
However B.A.P.S. is a cult traditional within the Black group that has been referenced in city and hip-hop tradition numerous instances. Its most up-to-date reference got here in 2020 in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s chart-topping single, WAP.
The Grammy Award-winning rappers replicated B.A.P.S. by way of their vogue and hairstyles seen all through the visuals. In accordance with the movie’s director, the undertaking even sparked their curiosity in starring in a attainable sequel.
“It’s so humorous as a result of individuals need a sequel to that,” Townsend instructed the outlet, noting how “all people from Megan Thee Stallion to Cardi B” has requested him for a follow-up to the 1997 movie.
However following the passing of Natalie Desselle in 2020 from colon most cancers, Townsend misplaced his need to revisit the movie. Nonetheless, an entire remake of the unique film continues to be attainable.
If that have been to occur, two celebrity rappers anxiously await an opportunity to snag the lead roles.