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Snoop Dogg reveals that he wanted Nipsey Hussle to play him in “Straight Outta Compton”.

Straight Outta Compton, the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic is on its way, and while the focus is obviously on Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and the gang, Snoop Dogg will also be portrayed in the feature. In an interview with DJ Whoo Kidd, Snoop revealed that he actually had someone in mind for the role.

“I would’ve preferred Nipsey Hussle for the look,” said Snoop, revealing that while the actor who plays him did a great job, he doesn’t have the same uncanny resemblance as the Crenshaw rapper. “But Nipsey wanted to do his own thing, which I respect.”

According to the BUSH funkster, Hussle felt he couldn’t escape comparisons if he took the role. “He don’t wanna be in my shadows as far as being so much associated with Snoop Dogg,” said the rapper. “And he’s doing a great job of creating his own lane right now, so I respect him for that. I tried to holler at him though…I feel him cause I’m like, I’m the same kind of way. Like ‘I don’t wanna be up under your shadow forever. I wanna be able to say that I’m just as big as you if not bigger than you.

Watch the full interview below.”