The late actor and comedian was best remembered for his role of the scheming thief Ezal in the 1995 classic film Friday, which Ice Cube and DJ Pooh wrote. The rapper shared a black-and-white photo of Johnson on his Instagram and expressed how he wished he could've brought back his character Ezal in the long-awaited fourth installment of the franchise, titled Last Friday.
"Sad to wake up to the news about AJ Johnson passing away. Naturally funny dude who was straight outta Compton at the same time," he wrote. "Sorry I couldn’t bring your character Ezal back to the big screen in Last Friday..."