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.'”