You know Vin Diesel, he always plays this very serious guy. I was scared – Cardi B
Rapper Cardi B took to social media to say she was scared of working with Vin Diesel in F9, which is the 10th film of Fast and Furious franchise, that came out on June 25.
The film, directed by Justin Lin, picks up with Dom Toretto’s peace and quiet being shattered by his brother teaming up with former villain Cipher to bring him down. The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Helen Mirren, Michael Rooker, Ludacris, and John Cena.
It wasn’t her first foray into Hollywood — she’d given a strong performance in Hustlers earlier that year. But it was still a bit of a surprise to fans of both the musician and the film series.
Rapper Cardi B, whose chart-topping hits include “Up,” “WAP,’ and “I Like It,” made a special cameo appearance in the film. Cardi B plays Dom’s old friend Leysa, who he presumably met while in the Dominican Republic. She reunites with him at Otto’s party at Hatfield House in London. When Dom is arrested at the party by Interpol, it turns out to be a ruse put on by Leysa and her team to help him escape.
Despite being all smiles in the video that Diesel shared with fans, Cardi B recently admitted in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip shared by People that while she couldn’t wait to join the cast, sharing the screen with Vin Diesel was initially a bit intimidating.
You know Vin Diesel, he always plays this very serious guy. I was scared, but he’s so nice, so dope, he makes you feel so comfortable, that’s pretty cool.
According to the rapper, Vin Diesel did more than make her feel comfortable on set. She said that after filming wrapped, the actor even gave her some words of encouragement.
The whole reason Cardi B joined the cast in the first place is because his daughter is a big fan, and she wanted to see them together on screen. He really did take the meaning of “family” seriously this time around.