Tip remembers Washington coming for his help after getting “nervous” on a scene
T.I remembers getting a word of advice from Denzel Washington on a scene from American Gangster. During a recently sit-down at the Club Shay Shay podcast, the Atlanta rapper recalled how he became anxious on the scene prompting Washington to remind him that he was given the role for a reason.
“As we’re rehearsing, I’m pacing back and forth, pacing back and forth,” Tip recounted. “And he said, ‘What’s up, n-gga? You nervous?’ I’m like, ‘Man, I’m just making sure I don’t mess it up.’
“He said, ‘Here man, listen. They could have had anybody in here doing what you’re doing right now. They could have anybody in the world, they could have called anybody right here to do what you’re doing.’”
He added, “I said, ‘Yeah, yeah.’ He said, ‘They called you for a reason didn’t they?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘You know what that reason is?’ I started thinking and I said, ‘Yeah, I do.’ He said, ‘Alright then, do that and you ain’t got no reason to be nervous.’”