The weekend, Pop Smoke will posthumously make his movie debut in the film,
Eddie Huang, the director of the film, is opening up on what it was like working with the late rapper. “At first I made this film and I was like, ‘Look, this is for my family and this is to represent for all of us overseas Chinese in America,’ but this is Pop’s film.”
He continued, “It’s absolutely dedicated to Pop. I really miss my brother. Once I met him, the film changed.” Huang also expressed what his first impression was of Pop.
“He had no fear, Pop wasn’t scared of anything. He also probably had the fastest computer processor in his head I’ve ever seen. I could tell Pop something, and he would immediately adapt and make that change. And he didn’t have an ego about it, and he wouldn’t get scared about it. And he wouldn’t have self-doubt about it. He would just do it.”
Huang also added, “Pop’s not a dude that would’ve wanted you to be sad. He really was a person who was celebrating life all of the time. So happy, very sensitive. Amazing to be around, And a lotta love. He got a lotta love.”
is set to hit theaters on March 5th.