Nipsey Hussle was first choice to portray Snoop Dogg in Tupac Shakur biopic

Nipsey Hussle turned down the opportunity to portray Snoop Dogg in Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me because he didn’t want to put his community work on hold. In a new interview, director Benny Boom has revealed that the rapper had been his first choi…

Nipsey Hussle turned down the opportunity to portray Snoop Dogg in Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me because he didn’t want to put his community work on hold.

In a new interview, director Benny Boom has revealed that the rapper had been his first choice to join the cast of his 2017 movie, which featured actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur.

“Nipsey was supposed to play Snoop…,” Boom told Too Fab. “We wanted him to play Snoop in All Eyez On Me. We didn’t have any other person that we wanted to play him.”

However, taking on the gig would have meant Hussle spending several weeks on location in Atlanta, Georgia, instead of staying close to his Los Angeles home, where he was known for his philanthropy and local activism, so he declined the role.

“It’s crazy because I didn’t realise, as much as I knew Nipsey – I didn’t realise how much he was driving things in his community,” Boom explained. “And to take him out of L.A. for that amount of time that we needed to come to Atlanta where we shot, would’ve just threw him off his square (schedule) a little bit. Just the timing didn’t work out (sic).”

The part ended up going to actor Jarrett Ellis, but Hussle had been due to work with Shipp Jr. on another project, sports drama series All American.

Boom claimed he had introduced Hussle to producers on the show, who signed him up to portray a gang leader in Crenshaw, Los Angeles for the project’s upcoming second season.

Yet, Hussle didn’t get the opportunity to film his appearance prior to his murder on 31 March, when he was tragically gunned down outside his California clothing store.

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Miguel makes political statement with controversial Nipsey Hussle T-shirt

Miguel has sparked controversy after the star wore a T-shirt suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump should have been killed instead of Nipsey Hussle.The Adorn hitmaker debuted the statement shirt in a clip posted to his Instagram page, which showe…

Miguel has sparked controversy after the star wore a T-shirt suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump should have been killed instead of Nipsey Hussle.

The Adorn hitmaker debuted the statement shirt in a clip posted to his Instagram page, which showed him wearing the plain white T-shirt which bore the words “How Nipsey before Trump?”.

He teamed the top with black pants and accessorised the look with a pair of white-framed sunglasses and a simple gold chain around his neck.

The R&B star since removed the post, but The Blast reported that Miguel, full name Miguel Pimentel, was also seen wearing the outfit at Coachella over the weekend (13-14Apr19)

Miguel has spoken candidly in the past about his distaste for President Trump, and has slammed his treatment of Mexico and his decision to build a border wall to keep immigrants away from the United States.

Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot and killed on 31 March near his clothing store Marathon Clothing Company in Los Angeles, California.

The star was later memorialised at a service at The Staples Center last week with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama and Kendrick Lamar all paying tribute.

Following news of the rapper’s passing, Miguel took to Instagram to share his sadness and send his love to the star’s family and friends.

“Heavy. Sending nothing but love and condolences to Nipsey’s family, friends, Lauren, loved ones,” he posted. “Man had a lot of positive things he was working on for his community and overall consciousness not to mention always solid energy when we crossed paths. S**t is wild we’re the same age. Heart breaking.”

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