As the Straight Outta Compton film continues to receive praise from the masses and rounds up record-breaking dollars at the box office, it has also garnered some criticism. One rapper in particular was not too pleased with actor Jason Mitchell’s portrayal of Eazy-E. In an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Master P said that while he liked the film, Mitchell did not portray the Eazy-E he knew.
“The N.W.A. movie, I didn’t like the Eazy-E character,” he said. “I liked the movie, but I knew Eazy-E. He was a real street guy, I knew him… so I know the truth. All that stuff is not how Eazy-E would of [agreed with].”
Plugging his own upcoming self-produced biopic, King Of The South, Master P recalled Eazy-E as a “guy from the streets,” who “made the money,” stating that the Straight Outta Compton film did not highlight either facet of the fallen rapper’s life.
“Man, you couldn’t do Eazy-E like that, not the Eazy-E I knew. I knew it was going to be repercussions. So, a lot of people change their lives and grew up but at the same time, I feel like the Eazy-E character wasn’t all the way portrayed. This guy from the streets, he the one [that] made the money, he had everyone behind him—that’s what I didn’t really feel it was really portrayed. It was a great movie, but that’s just my opinion.”
Watch Master P discuss his upcoming King Of The South film, and his thoughts on Straight Outta Compton.