Who can forget the movie “Friday” character “Felicia?” “I need to s-teal your vehicle right away,” she remarked to “Smokey” (Chris Tucker), a crackhead. After “Smokey” told her “no,” Craig (Ice Cube) made his famed quip, “Bye Felicia,” which has since been resurrected and is now the go-to catchphrase for everyone on the verge of losing their cool.
She’s also known for telling Ice Cube, “You ain’t gotta lie Craig,” in her “Friday” statement. You’ll be surprised not just when you see what “Felicia,” a.k.a. Angela Means, the actress/comedian, is doing these days, but particularly when you see what her now-famous son has accomplished.
“Felicia” currently runs the Jackfruit Cafe, a vegan soul food restaurant that revitalizes and cleanses the b-ody. Angela Means owns a café on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles and is highly involved with her business. On any given day, you could find her behind the counter, patiently servicing her customers, many of whom are pleasantly pleased to hear “Felicia” is the one smiling back at them. By the way, word on the street is that the vegan soul cuisine at Old School is DELICIOUS.
So, on any given day, you may walk in and en-counter superstars, such as Tiffany Haddish, who just visited her cafe. She adores her café and does what she preaches—a purely vegan lifestyle—which explains why she hasn’t aged a day since we first met her in “Friday” 23 years ago!
In 2016, Angela Means’ then-20-year-old kid was most likely on his way to becoming a rich brotha as popular as his mother’s when the iconic “Friday” comedy was released. That was then, and this is now… Angela may now officially proclaim herself to be the VERY PROUD MOTHER OF THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS NEWSET QUARTERBACK! Yes, you read it correctly: “Felicia’s now 22-year-old son was signed as a QB by the Colts in December 2017! Angela and his father, Brad Kaaya Sr., are overjoyed.
The Indianapolis Colts…signed quarterback Brad Kaaya from the Detroit Lions practice squad to the 53-man roster. […] Kaaya is a 6-4, 215-pound powerhouse… was taken in the sixth round (215th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Lions. Before being released during final cuts on September 2, he participated in the team’s 2017 offseason program and training camp. The Panthers grabbed Kaaya off waivers the next day.
From 2014 through 2016, Kaaya started all 38 of his career games at Miami (FL), completing 720 of 1,188 passes for 9,968 yards, 69 touchdowns, and 24 interceptions. He concluded his Hurricane career as the school’s all-time passing leader. Kaaya was the team’s starting quarterback for the third consecutive season as a junior in 2016, with a career-high 3,532 passing yards and 27 touchdowns to just seven interceptions. He became the first player in history to throw for over 3,000 yards three times in a row.
He praised his fantastic childhood and attempts to nurture him to his mother and father, Brad Sr., during an interview. “My mother tried everything she could to make my future and upbringing better than what she had growing up on a farm with a large family, kids running around everywhere, and a variety of difficulties,” Kaaya said. It’s always inspiring to watch an Old School celebrity living happily and doing what they love. We’ll never forget the profound effect “Felicia” made on us, and we’re thankful to Angela Means for helping us get our health back on track.
Simon – I don’t see how this line just now became so popular.
Andy – Bye Felicia will never get old. It was funny 20 years ago and it’s still all good. O’Shea’s expression was so laid back and unworried. Oooh and it was funny when Ice Cube’s baby said it in the movie.
Burnt – Hands down one of my all time favorite movies. Bye Felicia.
Eddie – I’m 15 and used to watch all the Friday movies with my dad and I’ve been hearing all these preppy white girls say bye Felicia and I’m like “wow did you get that from the movie Friday” and they literally have no idea what I’m talking about and it kinda irritates me lmao
Patrick – I still don’t understand how this became a meme, out of all the quotable lines in Friday.
Marku – Had a guy who I see on a semi-regular basis ask to borrow my car the other day. This scene popped in my head.