CJ voice actor responds to GTA 6 rumors and slams Rockstar

Published: 2/Jan/2020 13:00

by Jacob Hale


The actor who provided the voice of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas protagonist Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson has responded to rumors that the character will be returning to GTA 6 – and slammed Rockstar Games in the process.

Though there has been no official confirmation from Rockstar that GTA 6 is in development, it is clear that the game will be coming at some stage, with many reports suggesting it will be arriving sooner rather than later.

However, regardless of whether CJ will be returning for GTA 6, one thing is clear: voice actor Chris Bellard has made it clear what his feelings are towards playing the part, and the developer themselves, in an Instagram post.

YouTube: Young MaylayChris Bellard, aka Young Maylay, is a rapper, producer and actor from Los Angeles, California.

Posting a screenshot of an article suggesting that CJ might be returning, Bellard couldn’t have been more clear that he has zero intention of returning to the franchise.

The post said: “To kill the rumors! I’m not involved in GTA VI at all. F**k @Rockstargames period… CJ will have to be voiced by another MF but not me IDGAF what y’all heard.”

Bellard clearly has some serious beef with Rockstar, but in the years since San Andreas’ release it has never been made clear exactly what the issue is between the two parties.

Over the years, it seems that Bellard isn’t the only Grand Theft Auto voice actor to have had issues with Rockstar Games. Ray Liotta, who voiced Tommy Vercetti in GTA: Vice City, is rumored to have felt under-appreciated for the effort he put into the part.

Similarly, Michael Hollick – who voiced Niko Bellic in Grand Theft Auto IV – seemed to be ruled out of voicing characters in GTA again after complaining about his pay to the New York Times back in 2008.

So, while it can’t be confirmed whether players will get to experience a world with CJ once again, one thing is for certain… It won’t be CJ as you remember him.


GTA Online players’ attempt to race without tires ends in disaster

Published: 19/Jan/2021 18:03

by Michael Gwilliam


GTA Online is home to some of the best shenanigans in gaming, and two players’ attempt to race their cars without tires is a perfect example of craziness that goes down in San Andreas.

Races in GTA Online are pretty self-explanatory – get from point A to point B before your opponent can to win. Of course, having a better car with superior speeds and handling can pay dividends. But what about racing without tires?

Two players decided to try that out and the results speak for themselves. As you can see in the Reddit clip uploaded by user viscouslance, it’s a far cry from the intense racing you may have come to expect from Grand Theft Auto.

With each player driving at a pace that is likely miles below the speed limit, it’s more akin to watching turtle races than the latest Fast and Furious movie.

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Rockstar Games
Races in GTA are normally done with tires.

Hilariously though, right as the “race” began to get a bit interesting with both players neck-and-neck, the red car smashed into oncoming traffic resulting in a multi-car collision.

Even without tires and a relatively low speed, the red car started flying, spinning and doing barrel rolls like it was a Star Fox game.

At this point the video ended, but viscouslance did provide some additional details on what happened during the rest of the race.

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“We did probably 3 quarters I’d say from where we started to the facility at the top left corner of the map,” they explained.

The tireless adventures aren’t stopping at just cars either. As the user noted, they plan on trying races with tireless buses and eventually motorcycles.

As for why the two players decided to race without tires, it just comes down to keeping GTA feel fresh all these years later.

GTA Online leak next-gen consoles
Rockstar Games
GTA Online doesn’t have to be all about heists.

“We do stuff like this all the time to keep our interest in the game. It’s sorta why I’ve been playing for all these years,” they said.

If this race is any indication of what’s to come, we can’t wait to see what happens when the two try their luck with buses or motorcycles.