Robert Townsend, the creator of the 1997 movie, recently disclosed that the two rappers are among those who have indicated interest in becoming a part of a remake.
Many people are excited about the prospect of a remake of the 1997 film B.A.P.S. because it is a classic in Black culture.
Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B have expressed interest in taking part in a potential reboot, according to Robert Townsend, the creator of the movie starring Halle Berry and the late Natalie Desselle-Reid.
“There’s people that love, love, love the film and some people that didn’t get it. And those that love it — like you love it and you get it — I’ve had people go, ‘Hey, we want to do a remake,’” he said. “Everybody from Megan Thee Stallion to Cardi B is like, ‘Could we do…’ I mean, it’s like, I don’t know.”
Townsend said that the original movie wasn’t always as well-liked. In reality, he claimed that the now-classic cult film at first garnered negative reviews. It’s kind of amusing how some people adore B.A.P.S., while others detest it, and some people get upset because Halle Berry was given blonde hair and gold teeth, they say. I responded, “Yes, I did!”
He continued: “‘Why is Robert doing this kind of comedy?’ But it’s like The Beverly Hillbillies. It was funny and silly. It’s so funny because people want a sequel to that, and … I don’t know. And then Natalie [Desselle] passed away [in 2020]. But I would love to do a Criterion [Collection] on B.A.P.S. I really would.”
In addition, Townsend noted how B.A.P.S. represented Black women in a novel way: “It’s a well-made movie and if you go on the ride and go, ‘Oh, it’s two country girls trying to make some money and then they find who they are, and at the end of the day, they do win.’ But it’s because they’re being honest and transparent.”