According to lead star and producer Vin Diesel, rapper Cardi B will reprise her Fast 9 persona in the tenth and last instalment of the iconic action movie. In the next film, the hip hop singer plays Leysa, a character who has a link to Diesel’s Dom.
Diesel remarked in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, “We’re very thrilled to see her (Cardi B) character develop and grow till the end. She arrived just on time. She arrived barely in time in Fast 9.” Cardi B’s second film appearance follows her role in the 2019 crime drama Hustlers.
Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and Kurt Russell return in the ninth edition of the action drama franchise, with John Cena and Michael Rooker joining the cast as newbies.
She also praised the man who welcomed her into the Fast & Furious family. She said of the actor, “Being around Vin, he’s just so sweet, so cool.” “He has a way of making me feel at ease.”
Cardi B is up for three awards at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday, in addition to her debut in the film franchise this weekend (June 27). She’s up for best collaboration (“WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion), best female hip-hop artist, and video of the year, with her videos for “Up” and “WAP” receiving nominations in both categories.