Young Buck as 2Pac? According to the G-Unit rapper, he was supposedly told the role of Tupac Shakur in the All Eyez On Me biopic was initially his.
Buck sat down with DJ Smallz Eyes and shared his thoughts on the recently released film, hitting back at critics who have panned the storytelling and acting, saying he actually enjoyed the depiction of Pac’s life. But what was especially telling was Buck’s claim to DJ Smallz Eyes that the role — which eventually went to Demetrius Shipp, Jr. — was given to him by the film’s producers.

“People don’t know this, but I was supposed to play Pac,” Buck explained. “I was supposed to play Tupac Shakur, you understand? I didn’t get as far as going in and reading the scripts, and things of that nature, but I was lined up as one of those guys that was, I guess, considered to play 2Pac.”
Buck added he didn’t even have to audition for the role, but was thwarted by the emergence of Shipp, who the Cashville Records artist highly approves of judging by his comments that someone should “check his [Shipp’s] birth certificate.” He even quipped that fans should respect the actor’s portrayal.
Watch the full interview above.