Eazy-E’s son believes his dad would have “absolutely” cast in the upcoming “Straight Outta Compton” film.
Man, it’s difficult to make a rap music biopic. Just a few days after Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah project was almost sunk by their lead actress dropping out and the singer’s family refusing to offer music rights, now we have yet another biopic controversy–although admittedly a less threatening one.
Disappointed that a no name actor was cast in his place, Eazy-E’s son, Lil Eazy-E, is expressing discontent with the film’s producer, N.W.A. alum Ice Cube. Lil Eazy tells TMZ that his dad absolutely would have wanted him in the starring role. As Lil put it, “I am my father. I look like him. I sound like him.”
Specifically offensive, the rapper claims, is that Ice Cube cast his own son O’Shea Jackson Jr. to play him in the film. The way Lil Eazy sees it, neither he nor O’Shea are seasoned actors, so casting one and not the other is an offensive move on the rapper’s part.
Silent, meanwhile, is Dr. Dre’s son who was also never offered the role of his father.