Tupac Settled "Menace II Society" the Role of Character Was not Thug Enough, MC Eiht Says
Before issuing Vonte Sweet, the role of Sharif Butler in the film of 1993 Menace II Society was originally created to be played by Tupac. However, the rapper later left the film after disagreements with the directors of the movie about the character's religious affiliations.
MC Eiht, who played A-Wax in the movie, recently detailed the Tupac of the problem with the paper during a newly published interview with VladTV.
"Pac had a problem with that paper because it does not depict him as the rest of us," MC Eiht, said during the interview. "In our circle around the world was gang blows of the assassins, but he. And for him, the reproduction of the films he was in that role, kind of side-tracking him. This not — to whom does not make him Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson? — but in terms of the [Roland] Bishop role [in the 1992 movie Juice], I wanted to keep that character with his image of the act... In that moment, it was her second concert, so I wanted to keep the images of a Bishop. When they wanted him to be around all of us, you have [MC] Eiht here, Too $hort, and even the actor muthafuckas are the hard core [then] why do I have to be the calm friend?
"For me, it was a tactic, as I did not want him in the film," MC Eiht added later about the film's directors, the brothers Hughes. "They don't want him in the movie because the brothers Hughes knew of him. He was shot three or four of their videos [and] who had worked with the Pac, they knew his work ethic. From my understanding, he was a part of the offer. 'We have to have Tupac in this movie.' So I thought, let's give him this role because they don't put it on the stage, because I didn't want to work with him."
MC Eiht interview, by which he says that Tupac left his role in Menace II Society as the character wasn't thug enough, you can see below: