Diddy Wanted Tupac Shakur’s Role In ‘Juice’

Diddy revealed that he wanted to play Bishop, Tupac Shaker’s legendary character in Juice… but the producers shunned him.

“When we shot Juice, Andre Harrell was shooting [a movie, which] Puff was working on… Puff got fired from that movie, and he said ‘Ralph, you working on Juice, I want to be Bishop. I saw the script. Bishop, that’s me’ and I was like, ‘But we got somebody to be Bishop already, the only one that’s casted is Tupac.’ [Diddy] was like, ‘Nah, I’m from Harlem Ralph, just think about it. Think about it. The script, that’s me.’ And I was like ‘That’s [going to be] hard. That’s [going to be] difficult,’ Ralph McDaniels said.

He continued, “And I remember going to the producers and just feeling it out… And [the producer] was like, ‘Absolutely not. Absolutely not. We already got ‘Pac, that’s the only person we have, and Puff just got fired from [Strictly] Business … and we know him. He can’t come on this set.” so I was like ‘Alright, no problem.'”

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