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