Straight Outta Compton is one of the greatest music biopics ever made. Much thought was put into the movie’s characters and who played them. The film has appearances of other famous rappers, such as 2Pac and Snoop Dogg, played by Lakeith Stanfield. But before Stanfield was up for the role, producers wanted to cast Nipsey Hussle. Snoop Dogg revealed this in a recent interview the conversation with Nip and why Nip decided to turn the offer down.
“They was doing Straight Outta Compton movie right? So Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, all them calling me. Man, we trying to get Nip to play you in Straight Outta Compton! He ain’t getting back to us!’ [I’m like] ‘Aight, let me holla at the lil homie,” Snoop said.“I hit him up,” Snoop continued. “[I said,] ‘Nip, lemme holla at you! Pull up on me!’ He come over to the spot. ‘Cuh, they want you to play me in the Straight Outta Compton movie!’ I’m happy as f*** to tell him.
He like, ‘No disrespect big homie, but I can’t play you in the movie ’cause then people just gon’ know me for being you. I gotta be me. All that’s with all due respect.’ And I was like damn that was gangsta. I [called Dre and Cube back and] said, ‘Y’all gotta go find somebody else!’”