Son of the late Eazy-E, Eric Wright, Jr. is angry that he wasn’t cast to play his father in the upcoming NWA biopic.
According to Lil Eazy-E, his dad would have wanted him in the film. “I am my father. I look like him. I sound like him,” Lil Eazy-E said in a brief but straightforward statement to TMZ.
Last month Ice Cube and Dr. Dre released a photo with the cast of the upcoming NWA biopic, and the actor playing Ice Cube is his own son O’Shea Jackson Jr. — and this has Lil Eazy-E mad as well.
Lil Eazy-E thinks Ice Cube has BETRAYED the wishes of his former N.W.A. crew member by casting some no name to play Eazy-E rather than his own flesh and blood.
Lil Eazy tells TMZ … his dad absolutely would have wanted him in the starring role. As Lil put it, “I am my father. I look like him. I sound like him.”
And this part is especially galling to Eazy-E’s son … Ice Cube cast HIS own son O’Shea Jackson Jr. to play Cube. The way Lil Eazy sees it … neither he nor O’Shea are seasoned actors, so why not cast both?
Dr. Dre’s son is in the same boat … he didn’t get cast either.
The NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton will hit theaters August 8th, 2015.