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I wanna be the funk in your [UNKNOWN], something on your left side, trying to be the funk on your right. Who do y'all think it was? [BLANK_AUDIO] They said Queen. Hey, I love that y'all are giving me [LAUGH]. I agree, Queen. I love that y'all are giving me that. Go ahead, go ahead, and let's hear your best line. Let's hear- I don't really have pickup lines. If you saw somebody that wanted to holler at what- I need somebody to demonstrate with [APPLAUSE] Hey! Just know when the time is right, I've never had a problem ever. She the queen. All right. So thanks, you all. My last question. I'm gonna look over at Will on this one too cuz I want to see if you're gonna give an honest answer cuz these ladies, I don't feel like they're telling the truth right now. Who has the best hidden talent of being the best worker on set? Did you say "twerker"? Twerker I mean, c'mon Best twerker The best twerker I don't know, maybe you should show him, you twerk pretty darn good. Where my DJ at to play some music right now? We gotta see the twerk Y'all wanna see twerkin' Tiffany? She ready She ready DJ I think Dana, you's working? Let me find out. Hold up. I'll take this to the stage, [CROSSTALK] Twerk to, Tim. You want somebody to twerk on you? Yeah. Uh-oh, be careful what you wish for. Yeah. Okay he's ready. [MUSIC] She's got that look, she's circling him, it's about to be dangerous. That's it! Hey! [LAUGH] I love it. [CROSSTALK] backup from it now [LAUGH] That's some real booty right there, too. Don't run out. Hey. Real booty. Real movement. [CROSSTALK] What I do like about the movie too is the camaraderie between you guys. Really show what it is to be a female power group, to have friendship. Friendships are so important. No matter how many Years, or how many days go by, or how many months, you always have those close friends. So just talk about the friendship that you guys had during the set. And how close are you guys now? Are you gonna do another girls trip after this one is so successful, Will? Yeah, the camaraderie on the set was just amazing. And, one of the things that I really appreciated About doing a movie with these three women, is that these three women love other women. And so there was no jealousy, there was no, just people trippin on set like you can get a lot in Hollywood with other ladies. And we really became really tight. We created safe space for each other so that we could work together. Regina was always giving me lines, funny lines and Tiffany. Yes, [UNKNOWN] lines. Nice with it. So it was real nice. It's a real blessing and I feel like these ladies will be my friends for life. I have Queen already and know I got two more so it's real sweet. Love that, I love that. Roxy, can I tell you they're really representative what Jada just said is so true When black women work together, when black women support each other, when black women have each other's back, when black women say you are enough, there is nothing more powerful in the world. And we as black men, we know that. And we know we can support them cuz we have to. But when they Unifying, work together, there is nothing that can stop powerful black women together. True power And I want you to know something too, for all you out there, we need y'all. I want you to understand something, you might think there's a lot of power on this stage and there is, but I want you to know you are far more powerful. Yes Your ticket sales Your ticket sales will ensure a Girls Trip 2, that's on you. Which leads to my next question. So if we could pick the next, you already picked the best city, which is New Orleans, right here to have the first Girl Trip. But if we were to have a Girls Trip 2 which I do believe is gonna happen Where we gonna take it to? Where would you like to see? Rio! Rio! Compton. [LAUGHING] I was gonna say Detroit. Okay well we can start in Compton and then go to the airport and fly our **** to Rio. Where would you wanna go, Regina? [CROSSTALK] I don't know man. Compton don't sound great, but [LAUGH] But I'd go if I'm there with Tiffany, We can fly. You know what I mean? And I'm there with my girls. Anywhere these three ladies want to go. I'll go, because I know it's gonna be fun. Aruba. We gonna make it amazing. I can't hear you. What was the best part about shooting down here in New Orleans? How much weight did you all gain eating Etouffee and gumbo and them char-grilled oysters? And beignets. I did, I gained weight. And you know what? They do fittings at the beginning of a movie. So you can feel your **** get tighter and tighter from day one and day seven, but it was worth it. I love it. So Cosby, now that you've been able to have a make out scene with [UNKNOWN], what's next for you? Who else are you trying to have on your belt notch in Hollywood now? [INAUDIBLE] where you at? Where you at? Well, you always bring it together, such amazing movies, you really do it for the culture, you've been doing amazing things. And with Girl Trip being what it is now, do you see the franchise happening, and having Malcom as the side to do the next one? There's no question, it's no question, we gotta do it again. I mean, Jada said it, it's up to the people. Period, point blank. Everybody that you see on this stage that has come up, the folks from survivors remorse and power and of course instant insecure and now this cast with girl's trip. Their successful because of you guys, period. Hollywood is wanting to see what you guys want to see, you have the power. So if you enjoy this movie, you go out, there'll be more. And by the way, it will show That a movie would bore black actresses at the head of the movie can open. That's power in Hollywood. I love it. So you guys already know what you got to do. You got to go out to the movie theater. You need to go support and watch Girls Trip one more time for the cast of Girls Trip, ladies and gentlemen. Tickets are on sale now. Gotta get my plug. Yeah. Tickets on sale.>> No this is a good deal. This is real, I got a deal, I hooked it up. Because I know how my people are. [INAUDIBLE] Let me break it down for y'all. If you buy, this is true, if you buy three tickets to Girls Trip, you get one free. True story. On Fandango,>> You can take the broke friend that don't never have it. Three tickets, you get one, go on Fandango. Use the code girls trip. When you checkout put in girls trip in the code. You buy four tickets, you only gotta pay for three of them. That's just for my folks [CROSSTALK] And trust me, you wanna see this movie with like four people cuz you all gonna die laughing. Absolutely. Make a weekend of it. Look at the girl Sherpa's head. Don't be watching on your Fire Stick. You better support. Go to the theater. Don't play games. Don't be jail breaking and watching the movie. [LAUGH] They better than that. We already They know, we appreciate y'all, please watch the movie Thank you, thank you Please watch the movie so we can talk about it Thank you essence, thank you Rocky. One more time for Jada, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Hart and Regina Hall, Larez Tate, Kofi, Malcolm Lee and Will Packer ladies and gentlemen. Let's get something moving for them. [MUSIC]