Recently we reported that the highly anticipated sequel to ‘How High’ was officially in the works however, the originally cast members RedMan and Method Man where not involved leaving fans confused.
Redman recently did an interview with the ‘Grass Routes Podcast’ where he explained the reason he and Meth decided to pass on the opportunity to star in the sequel.
“Well, first of all, shout out to Lil Yachty and Young DC Fly…I’m always with the youth…they’re just seizing the opportunity…
Long story short is that me and Meth was not aware that they were doing this transaction with the movie. I’m not mad at Yachty or DC Fly—like I said, it has nothing to do with them. And I’m not even upset because God always places things in the right position anyway; I’m just following the path.”
Redman went on to say:
“But my thing is when you have a brand, like Red and Meth, that kind of helped built and created this entity of How High and shooting a movie on marijuana and being in college… those were all of our ideas. And when the deal came about, we wasn’t involved in it.”
Redman explained he and Meth had been teasing The sequel to their hit movie for years. In 2017 he shared they even had a table reading and was waiting for the updated script from the changes that was requested. Unbeknownst to them, there was another plan in the works.
“What happened is that a branch that’s under Universal decided [they were] gonna shoot this movie. And they did not need permission from us because we didn’t own the rights to How High,… As far as me and Meth know, we were waiting on a new script to read for How High 2. Out of the blue, we get calls from everywhere, like, ‘Yo, Lil Yachty is starring in the movie,’ or ‘MTV picked up How High 2.’ And I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. We got writers that’s writing the movie. We got people up at Universal that’s giving us the green light. What’s going on?”
The rapper did confirmed they were asked to be apart of the movie but passed on the offer after everything went down.