Snoop says he respected Nip's reasons for not appearing in the film
Snoop Dogg stopped by the 85 South Show Comedy for an extensive interview. During the talk, the rap icon explained that Nipsey Hussle turned down an offer to play him on N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton. According to Snoop, Nip simply didn't want to become famous just for playing his fellow Compton rapper in a movie.
“They was doing Straight Outta Compton movie right? So Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, all them n-ggas calling me,” Snoop Dogg explained. “[They said,] ‘Man, we trying to get Nip to play you in Straight Outta Compton! He ain't getting back to us!' [I'm like] ‘Aight, let me holla at the lil homie.'
“I hit him up,” he added. “[I said,] ‘Nip, lemme holla at you! Pull up on me!' He come over to the spot. ‘Cuh, they want you to play me in the Straight Outta Compton movie!' I'm happy as fuck to tell him. He like, ‘No disrespect big homie, but I can't play you in the movie 'cause then people just gon' know me for being you. I gotta be me. All that's with all due respect.' And I was like damn that was gangsta. I [called Dre and Cube back and] said, ‘Y'all gotta go find somebody else!'”