Eddie Murphy’s highly-anticipated film Coming 2 America arrived last Friday (March 5), and fans had mixed reactions to the 2021 sequel.
On Tuesday (March 9), The Breakfast Club gave their thoughts on the film during the morning show. While the trio said the movie wasn’t good overall, Drink Champs host N.O.R.E. called in feeling another way about the sequel to the 1988 classic, Coming To America.
“This is the first time I ever been disappointed in you brothers,” the Queens native said on the phone. “First off, the story is great. It’s the reverse where the guy goes back to Zamunda, and he has to go back to Queens. Did you see Leslie Jones’ performance? How come no one is going to say how crazy Leslie Jones is? She’s a star.”
However, there was a moment N.O.R.E. didn’t like from the film. When Jermaine Fowler’s character, King Akeem’s son Lavelle Junson starts performing a rap song with Teyana Taylor’s character, with whom he’s supposed to marry in the film, is the only part N.O.R.E said the movie lost him.
“The only part of the movie that’s corny is when homeboy starts rhyming,” N.O.R.E. revealed. “When homeboy starts rhyming, I wanted to delete [it].”
Charlamagne then asked N.O.R.E. if he thought King Joffer’s funeral in the film was corny. N.O.R.E. supported his claim once more, saying the funeral was a great way to go out.
“You mean to tell me you know you going to die in three days you don’t want to see your own funeral,” he asked. “You’re going to you’re own funeral. That’s how rich you are. You know when you going to die.”
N.O.R.E. went on to say how much he appreciated the movie and reminded the morning show trio he was not biased based on the film’s Queens setting. More importantly, N.O.R.E mentioned how Eddie Murphy did his job in catering to today’s audience.
He added, “People who really didn’t see the first one is going to like this one. People who seen the first one and is in love with it as a classic, they are going to say ‘Oh okay, this is a little bit Hollywood as opposed to the original.’”