It looks like we’ll be waiting a little longer than we thought for that ATL 2 movie.
Last year, the long-running rumors of an ATL sequel picked up steam when several members of the original ATL cast began posting present-day photos of them all together with captions hinting that they were on set working on the film. Not much concrete news on the status of the project has surfaced since then, but when a popular Cleveland radio station recently put T.I. on the spot and asked for a progress report on the movie, his reply included a surprise revelation that no one saw coming.
“Hey man, we working on it presently. We got a couple obstacles in our way man,” he said. “Like, uh, my little sis man, she about to have a baby. So, we gone have to let her get that time out of her system. And you know, when she back in “New New” shape, we’ll be ready to roll.”
As most ATL fans know, New New is the character played by Lauren London in the film, which meant T.I. just spilled the beans that Lauren and boyfriend Nipsey Hussle have a little one on the way.
Listen to his comments in full below, starting at about the 22:35 mark.
Lauren is one of many celebrities who has mastered the art of keeping her personal life relatively private and she made it clear that she’s intent keeping with that practice when she posted this photo and short but telling caption to her Instagram page shortly after news of her pregnancy hit social media.
The photo features actress Eva Mendes, who has successfully managed to keep not one but two pregnancies under wraps without the public knowing. Eva most recently gave birth to a baby girl last month, which is her second child with partner Ryan Gosling. It looks like “New-New” and Nipsey will be following their lead.
The new baby will be the first between the couple and will have two siblings in Lauren’s son Cameron and Nipsey’s daughter Emani.