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Cube: Filming on Ride Along 2 soon

Ice Cube has revealed that shooting on the Ride Along sequel could happen this summer.

The hip-hop star, who appears in the cop comedy with funnyman Kevin Hart, admitted work on the follow-up could start as soon as June or July.

"When the studio saw the preview numbers, they were excited, so we are in good shape. It was something we weren't expecting, but we have a script and we might be ready to shoot in June or July," he said.

"Being number one for three weeks is something we weren't expecting. To be the cream of the crop is no easy feat. It's a big deal. I've been on cloud nine."

Ice, who is also a producer on the film, said he is focusing on comedies at the moment. The 44-year-old rap legend, who got his start in the gritty, Oscar-nominated Boyz N The Hood, is responsible for cult classics like Friday and The Players Club, and kiddie-friendly flicks like Are We There Yet?

"It's easier for me to get comedies made because of my track record. Everybody needs to find their niche," he said.

"I love dramas, but I understand that I am still just a young man in movie-making. I know there will be some time to get back to that."

The rapper continued: "The creative process of making a movie really turned me on. I'd started getting behind the scenes with a camcorder and VHS tape when making music videos. But when I did Boyz N The Hood with John Singleton, I saw someone my age who was really doing it behind the scenes.

"I felt like I needed to be doing it on that level. (John) challenged me to start writing. My first two scripts sucked, but my third was Friday."

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