XXcLusive: Tony Yayo Speaks on Role in New “S.W.A.T.” Film

G-Unit soldier Tony Yayo was recently recruited to star in S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight, the Benny Boom-directed sequel to the 2003 film of the same name. XXLMag.com caught up with the Queens-bred rapper to speak on his role in the action flick.

This is Yayo’s first dramatic role and he couldn’t be more thrilled. “[This] is a real big, big look,” he said. “It’s a big movie. It’s gonna be crazy.” According to slashfilm.com the movie follows an LAPD Lieutenant who is transferred to a S.W.A.T. team in Detroit where he “finds himself the target of a homicidal genius who is protected by government officials.”

Yayo is currently shooting in Detroit, playing a villainous character named Carlos, where he will perform his own stunts. “I can’t tell you everything, but I can tell you I’m definitely one of the bad guys,” he shared. “I fit the part…It feels good to play the bad guy. And it’s definitely gonna be me against the police.”

This is just the beginning for Tony. The rapper will also be appearing alongside his G-Unit crew in an upcoming Harrison Ford project titled Morning Glory.

S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight is expected to be released sometime next year. —Jesse Gissen

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  • Sha

    Ok…. I know my mom told me “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything”. And I try to look for the positive whenever I can. So… I will start by saying that it is commendable when someone with such a checkered past as Yayo has is able to move into mainstream and eat from legitimate enterprise. He deserves his props. On second thought…… Let me spit some real. His career in rap is anchored by who he knows. If he had to grind for a dime in this game based on his own sweat and skill, he would starve. He’s loyal to 50. I’ll give him that. But a real man will always stand alone when he has to. This dude is the ghetto equivalent of a yuppie to me. He came outta tha bing with a silver spoon in his mouth based off of who is boy was (50). He came up on who he knew and he continues to dick-ride to keep his revenue up. I know a lot of people will say, “You don’t know what he did prior to getting locked up. He could have really grinded for his.” And this statement could be true. So in all fairness, I can only judge him by what he has shown myself and the rest of the hip-hop community. His skills need serious work. If his acting is equal to his lyrical prowess, he will be a huge disappointment. I truly wish him well. But it pisses me off to see a no talent assed nigga suck dick to get to the top. REAL TALK.

    • EReal

      You sound like a hater with homo tendencies.

      A yuppie that came outta jail? Then went right back in fool, and he was slinging crack in the hood before that. His hood credentials are way longer than yours, you internet blocker.

      Quit hating on the next man, hoping he fails, praying for his downfall,


  • http://alturl.com/hw5h assbakwards10

    ^ it’s called friendship & loyalty…maybe if more people tried that route, we’d all be a hell of a lot better off….instead of a 1000000000 wack ass rappers with there own companies…..REAL PEOPLE stand by there people….50 pulled him out of the street and gave him a shot..now hes making the most of it…

    Jealousy is a weak emotion.

  • capcobra

    yayo must’ve got one of the roles drake turned down…wtf…where is fredro starr when you really need him.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=78942 jay

    yayo n 50 been friends for years they grew up in the same hood..hustled together n broke bred way before.. he was loyal then n still loyal now he makes money off tours n all that shit.. n as far as rap game he do blow but have u heard gunits T.o.S.. he lyrically kills the whole album him n banks were on point with lyrics.. so its like a rollercoaster for yayo he either sucks bad or beasts.. i hope he does well in the movie i like yayo

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    @ Sha

    It happens like that sometimes fam.

    “yayo must’ve got one of the roles drake turned down…”

    ^ LOLZ

    Yayo I know you read the blogs yo (i.e. ‘They Hate’ video). Congrats and good luck with that.

    Film them stunts so we can smoke out and laugh my dude.

  • Killa K

    Yayo aint neva claim to be the GOAT or no shit like that. He’s been loyal to his boy and has reaped the benefits, you cant hate on a dude for that. What if he is actually really good in the movie(it could happen) Congrats to that black man for that, That cat grimy as shit thats one less nigga to rob lame ass white folks making niggas look bad, good luck

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  • cracker

    I think this movie is gonna suck but not because of yayo. Its going to suck because of the storyline. Tony Yayo needs to play a character thats basically himself. He comes off hella crazy in every clip I’ve seen of him (or fucked outta his mind on all sorts of drugs) but he won’t have the ability to play a good genius badguy. The role of some gangster or crack dealer now that would fit this nigga. He could be the leader or some street gang or something but not no fucking government protected homicidal genius. Plus why did they give him a fucking mexican name. Hes as niggarific as a man can be, can’t you just change the damn name when you know the actor don’t look mexican at all.

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  • scott larock

    im not a big yayo or g-unit fan but that song of yayo’s mixtape gun powder guru the bullet’s whistle song that was a hot song.that was a gangsta ass song.

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