Tyrese Says A ‘Baby Boy’ Sequel Is Coming & John Singleton May Be Involved

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In 2001, Academy Award-winning director John Singleton, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding, Snoop Dogg, Ving Rhames, and others delivered Baby Boy. The film was a coming-of-age tale set in South Central Los Angeles that followed the lives of Jody and Yvette, a couple (played by Gibson and Henson, respectively) faced with troubling family woes, relationship issues, and the stress of keeping heads above water in a difficult environment. It addressed fatherhood, unemployment, crime, and love and has become a fan favorite for generations. For Henson – who has gone on to become a Golden Globe winner and an Academy Award and Emmy nominee – the movie signaled her silver-screen debut, and it earned Gibson the acclaim to help land him a role in one of Hollywood’s most successful film franchises in history, The Fast and the Furious.

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Earlier this week, Gibson took to social media to announce plans for a sequel to the cult favorite, which Vibe calls “a theatrical staple in Black households.” On Instagram, the actor and R&B sensation posted a clip of Baby Boy with the caption “Sequel to Baby Boy coming soon….. #BabyBoyComingOfAge shout to @johnsingleton,” perhaps an indication that the director will be coming back to finish the story he began telling more than 15 years ago.

Sequel to Baby Boy coming soon….. #BabyBoyComingOfAge shout to @johnsingleton

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Since then, he has shared two more posts about the apparent sequel, one with a caption containing the hashtags “#BabyBoy2ComingOfAge#YallWouldntLetThisMovieDie” and another featuring an image taken from a Baby Boy scene of himself and Henson with the caption “Talk yo shit Yvette.”

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Their reunion won’t be the first since Baby Boy hit theaters; in 2003, Singleton directed Gibson in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and he has also worked with Henson on her smash-hit television series, Empire. As of press time, neither Singleton nor Henson have confirmed or denied reports, at least not on their social media accounts.