DJ Khaled Joins 'Bad Boys for Life' Cast: 'I’m Coming for the Oscars'

Khaled announced the news via social media on Tuesday.

DJ Khaled

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DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled has his eyes set on Oscar gold.

On Tuesday, the DJ/producer revealed he has joined the cast of Bad Boys for Life—the long-awaited third installment of the Bad Boys franchise. 

"May I remind you, it's only Jan. 15th, 2019. Y'all have no idea what's coming," he wrote in his Twitter announcement. "I'm coming for the Oscars!! God is the greatest!"

Khaled will star alongside the orginal Bad Boys, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, as well as Vanessa Hudgens, Paola Nuñez, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, and Jacob Scipio. The action-comedy began filming Monday and is being directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. 

According to Heroic Hollywood, the sequel will follow Smith's Mike Lowery and Lawrence's Marcus Burnett as they attempt to take down a drug cartel in Miami (Khaled's hometown). The protagonist will reportedly clash with a younger specialized police unit played by Hudgins, Ludwig, and Melton. It's unclear if Khaled will portray himself or a fictional character in the sequel.

Stay tuned as more details about Bad Boys for Life become available. The film is set to hit theaters Jan. 17, 2020.

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