50 Cent Beat Out For A-Team Role By MMA’s Rampage Jackson

Think 50 Cent has what it takes to be Mr. T? Apparently he thinks so. He recently auditioned for a role in the upcoming film, The A-Team.

The rapper told Total Film magazine that he auditioned for the role of Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, originally played by Mr. T, but lost the part to the veteran mixed martial artist Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. 50 claims the lost didn’t shake him; he has an album to release, after all.

“I went for the B.A. Baracus role in The A-Team a few weeks ago,” he said, “but they’d already started shooting, so it would have kind of jammed things up at my end, because I’ve got my new album coming out.”

The A-Team, based off the famed ’80s television series, is set to hit theaters June 2010. –Linda Hobbs