The phrase “Bye, Felicia” has been making a comeback. All you have to do is tune into a reality TV show and you’ll hear it. RuPaul said it when referring to a Real Housewives star on Watch What Happens: Live with Andy Cohen. Miss Patti LaBelle said it to her Dancing With the Stars dance partner Artem during rehearsal. Artem didn’t understand the reference. He might be too young to get it.
Twenty years ago Ice Cube uttered that line in the movie Friday. He’s asked about it a lot. Even when promoting his latest movie, Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube is asked about “Bye, Felicia”. Ice Cube explained it to Conan, it’s “the phrase to get anybody out [of] your face that’s saying something stupid.” A special director’s cut of Friday will be shown in select theaters on April 20.