DC Young Fly is a comedian, actor, rapper and social media star who rose to fame with his hilarious roasts and impressions on Vine and Instagram. He is also known for being a cast member of the MTV show Wild ‘N Out and starring in the films How High 2 and I Got the Hook Up 2. But is he related to another famous comedian, Chris Tucker?
The Family Connection
Many fans have noticed the resemblance between DC Young Fly and Chris Tucker, who is best known for his roles in the Rush Hour trilogy, Friday, The Fifth Element and Silver Linings Playbook. Some have even speculated that they are father and son, or at least distant cousins. However, there is no evidence to support this claim. DC Young Fly and Chris Tucker are not related by blood.
According to his Wikipedia page, DC Young Fly was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents John Whitfield Sr. and Felicia Whitfield. He has two brothers, DaJuan and Quavious Whitfield. He also has a daughter named Nova with his girlfriend Jacky Oh, a model and actress.
Chris Tucker was also born in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents Norris Tucker and Mary Louise Tucker. He has five siblings: Dexter Tucker, Tammye Stocks, Kareen Tucker, Tammye Stocks and Michelle Tucker. He also has a son named Destin Christopher Tucker with his ex-wife Azja Pryor.
The Professional Bond
While DC Young Fly and Chris Tucker are not related by blood, they do share a professional bond as comedians and actors. DC Young Fly has often expressed his admiration for Chris Tucker and his influence on his career. He has also impersonated him in some of his videos and stand-up routines.
In fact, DC Young Fly recently revealed that Chris Tucker told him that he would return to the Friday franchise if DC Young Fly played his son in the movie. Friday is a 1995 comedy film that starred Chris Tucker as Smokey, a weed dealer who spends a day with his friend Craig (Ice Cube) as they try to avoid trouble in their neighborhood.
DC Young Fly said that Chris Tucker made this offer to him personally when they met at an event earlier this year. He shared this information on Shannon Sharpe’s show Club Shay Shay on April 26, 2022.
“Chris Tucker out his mouth told me…literally this year…He said if I play his son, he’ll be in the movie,” DC Young Fly said. “I promise you, out his mouth, this is what he said to me. He said: If you play my son, I’ll be in the movie.”
He also posted a clip of the interview on his Instagram account and wrote: “OG @christucker told me himselffff he would play my daddy if I b his son in The Last Friday no Kap !!! Whoever see this the people want it … we getting old @clubshayshay and @shannonsharpe84 legooooooo #NoDayzOff.”
The Future Possibility
Chris Tucker has not confirmed or denied DC Young Fly’s claim about returning to the Friday franchise if he played his son. However, it is unlikely that this will happen anytime soon, as Ice Cube, who co-wrote and co-produced the original film and its sequels Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002), has been having difficulties with Warner Bros., the studio that owns the rights to the franchise.
Ice Cube has been trying to make a fourth and final film called Last Friday for years, but Warner Bros. has reportedly refused to greenlight it or release it from their control. Ice Cube even posted an illustration of the Friday cast on his Instagram account in February 2021 with the caption: “#Freefriday from the jaws of Warner Bros. who refuses to make more sequels. They have hi-jacked the happiness of the culture.”
Therefore, it seems that DC Young Fly’s dream of playing Chris Tucker’s son in a Friday movie will have to wait until Ice Cube can resolve his issues with Warner Bros., or find another way to make it happen. Until then, fans can enjoy their individual projects and hope for a future collaboration between them.
DC Young Fly and Chris Tucker are not related by blood, but they do have a professional bond as comedians and actors who admire each other’s work. DC Young Fly claims that Chris Tucker told him that he would return to the Friday franchise if he played his son in the movie, but this is not confirmed by Chris Tucker or Ice Cube, who is facing challenges with Warner Bros., the studio that owns the rights to the franchise. Therefore, fans will have to wait and see if this possibility ever becomes a reality.