Cardi B had recently withdrawn from the Assisted Living cast, barely a week before the production began in New York.
According to Deadline, who broke the information, the remaining cast and crew were just informed that the comedy had been temporarily cancelled.
This Is Us writer Kay Oyegun wrote the script, directed by Brooklyn Nine-Thembi Nine’s Banks and produced by Temple Hill Entertainment.
Following the storey of fleeing low-level criminal Amber, the rapper’s character, was tasked with proving her innocence for a crime she didn’t commit. While doing so, she seeks refuge in her estranged grandmother’s retirement home, where she hides out with the help of old woman prosthetics from the antics that were bound to happen during her stay there.
Excessive commitments forced the Hustlers actress to leave. She works on her upcoming second album, which is slated to be released this year, while also parenting her 3-year-old Kulture Kiari and a 6-month-old newborn boy whose name has yet to be revealed. Her busy schedule included a brief appearance as Leysa in F9: The Fast Saga in 2021.
It appears that the rap star is simply guilty of being in high demand.
According to the publication, the filmmakers of Assisted Living intend to ““put the pieces back together later this year”, however it is not clear whether Paramount will recast the character.
The WAP raptress revealed her involvement in the film in January 2021 with a fan retweet, saying, “WAP = working at Paramount.”
According to Deadline, when an actor walks out of a job thus close to filming, it is frequently followed by legal action. According to the site, the film is said to have cost around $30 million.
The Bodak Yellow rapper has yet to respond to her decision to drop out of her first leading part in a Hollywood comedy.