Lil Eazy E Is Upset About Not Portraying His Father In N.W.A. Biopic
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
The Ice Cube-produced N.W.A. biopic is underway and fans are anxiously anticipating the full-length feature film to hit the theaters. While Ice Cube’s son, O’shea Jackson, Jr. has been cast to play the young Ice Cube, curiously Dr. Dre’s son, Curtis Young, was denied the role by Dr. Dre himself and Eric “Eazy E” Wright‘s son, Eric Wright, Jr., has been conspicuously left out of the cast and he is not happy about it.
According to Billboard, Eazy’s widow Tomica Wright signed off on Jason Mitchell to portray her late husband, but it just does not seem right to me. I was not present at the auditions or readings, but it is hard to believe that Lil Eazy E would have a hard time portraying his father.
Others have stepped forward and voiced their displeasure in Ice Cube’s rendition of the N.W.A. story pointing to personal agendas in the making of the movie.
“It’s sad cause you see Cube, you see all these people doing this N.W.A movie honoring Eazy, but they’re not even getting internal,” Kokane said. “They’re lying saying that they’re getting in touch with people, but Eazy’s children didn’t even get a phone call. I didn’t get a phone call. Above The Law didn’t get a phone call and it’s like they’re doing it for profit, but they’re not doing it authentically from the heart. It’s unethical and it’s foul. it’s like you don’t care. You guys care about getting money. But you know the good thing about it: There’s always hope out there to have the real story told. It’s increments. You gotta go back and touch the people if you wanna get the truth, because there’s so much blockage as far as capital. It’s a story that if it’s told right and somebody can crack open this thing wide enough, everything else is gonna be the prototype for every other story. Trust me.” (hiphopdx.com)
Lil Eazy E still plans on supporting Straight Outta Compton out of respect for his father’s legacy.
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