*‘Friday’ is a highly sought after series with lots of laughs, jokes, reminiscent memories, and of course, Smokey.

Yes, he’s still an issue at this point.

Executive producer Ice Cube says even though Chris Tucker has been resistant, he’s been written into the script, anyway.

It’s still not official whether or not he’ll join the cast, but Cube assures the fourth is going to be great.

“I’m waiting to give it to them, but it’s politics and it’s economics getting it to where it needs to be,” Cube told MTV News over the phone. “It’s moving in the right direction to get made, but it just ain’t moving as fast as I want it … but it’s happening.”