The addition of Brown has caused some backlash over the actor/singer's history of assaulting Rihanna and other behavior. Cannon was questioned by TMZ about the decision to work on the movie with the Heartbreak on a Full Moon creator.
"What about Sean Penn? Do they ever hate on his past and the movies he do?" responded Cannon. "It's definitely a double standard. They want to turn a black man into a monster anytime they can.”
Cedric the Entertainer, Rebecca De Mornay, Faizon Love, K.D. Aubert, Luenell, Marla Gibbs, and DC Young Fly have also been attached to She Ball. The motion picture tells the story of Avery Watts' (Cannon) attempt to help save the Inglewood Community Center by cooperating with a women’s street basketball team.