Nipsey Hussle Was Favorite To Play Snoop Dogg In 2Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” Biopic

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Nipsey Hussle will forever live in the hearts of fans around the world. With murals being painted around the city of Los Angeles and tributes at multiple shows, his absence is still felt to this day. Nip had done a lot throughout his lifetime. Whether it be investing in his community or become a self-made entrepreneur, it was only a matter of time for the rapper to be set on his next venture.

In a recent interview with Too Fab, All Eyez On Me director Benny Boom, let it be known that Nipsey Hussle was originally meant to play Snoop Dogg in the biopic. “Nipsey was supposed to play Snoop, we wanted him to play Snoop in ‘All Eyez On Me‘,” Boom said. “We didn’t have any other person that we wanted to play him.”

Boom mentioned that due to Hussle’s busy touring schedule and community work, the group was unable to get Nipsey for the part. “It’s crazy because I didn’t realize, as much as I knew Nipsey, I didn’t realize how much he was driving things in his community,” he said. “And to take him out of LA for that amount of time that we needed to come to Atlanta where we shot, would’ve just threw him off his square a little bit. Just the timing didn’t work out.”

The role of Snoop ultimately ended up going to new-actor, Jarrett Ellis.

Considering the impact Nipsey Hussle had throughout the community and people in general, it should be no surprise if a film documenting his life were to take place.