One of the most highly anticipated sequels of 2021 is Coming 2 Americaand just in time for the release, we spoke to Wesley Snipes about his debut as General Izzi!  

Directed by Craig Brewer, Coming 2 America takes place decades after the original and introduces King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) not only to an elevated crown and new kingly responsibilities, but also a son, Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler), he never knew existed. This takes him back to New York City, but not before a run-in with General Izzi, the man whose sister, Imani (Vanessa Bell Calloway) was left at the almost altar by Prince Akeem, who fled their arranged marriage to follow his quest for true love. 

Watch The Beat’s exclusive chat with Wesley Snipes and all things General Izzi, from wardrobe to choreography and collaboration with comedic icons and legends. 

Coming 2 America streams on Prime Video on March 5th!