Eazy-E’s son, Lil Eazy-E, has said that he wishes he would have been chosen to play the role of his father in an upcoming N.W.A biopic. Ice Cube, whose son is set to play him in the film and who’s executive producing the project, recently spoke about why Lil Eazy-E isn’t going to act in the motion picture.
“He’s an up-and-coming actor trying to do it,” Cube said in an interview with Colorado radio station KS 107.5, according to AllHipHop, “but we needed somebody who was a little more polished to play Eazy, because he goes through a lot in his life. He goes from selling dope in Compton to fighting for his life in a hospital bed. So we needed to find an actor with a lot of range. And we just couldn’t use just anybody. We gave him a shot, and it just didn’t work out.”
Earlier this year, Lil Eazy spoke about the film.
“I wish I could have got [the part],” he said. “I don’t think anybody can do it better. It’s what I’ve been doing for the past 10 years of my career. I came out on Hip Hop Honors years ago and performed in front of Cube and Russell Simmons and they told me I was a striking resemblance.”
“Jason has come to my grandmother’s house where I was born and raised, where my father was born and raised and where N.W.A started,” Lil Eazy-E has said. “I reached out to him to give him the support and any advice he needs. He has a big burden on his shoulders to bring forth the character and legacy of my father and the legacy of N.W.A, period…I’m not upset about [the casting]. What Cube did was a great thing and a loving father, that you’re supposed to do for your family and your legacy.”