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Ice-T Criticizes Soulja Boy for ‘Juice’ Remake; Soulja Boy Responds

Fri., May. 6, 2011 7:44 AM EDT
by Nicholas Robinson

Admittedly, many people were left scratching their heads and crying foul when it was announced a few weeks ago that Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy would be starring as Bishop, a role made famous by the late Tupac Shakur, in the independent remake of the Ernest Dickerson flick, Juice. And now rapper-actor Ice-T, who’s been critical of Soulja in the past, is making it known that he thoroughly disapproves of the film.

In a recent interview with Shade 45 satellite radio, the “Law & Order: SVU” actor was given the news of the film’s creation and promptly shared his unfavorable opinion about the flick.

“What?! But that’s Pac,” Ice-T responded to the news. “At some point somebody gotta stop it, I came out I made some statements … maaan, I don’t know. Do you dude, do you. If the masses accept it, it shows you the state we’re in[…] Come on man, you think I’d try to remake Pac’s movie? Good luck though, I’m not a hater …”

Back in 2008, Ice-T and Soulja Boy went head-to-head over Ice-T’s criticism over the “Pretty Boy Swag” rapper’s lyrical skills. Although Ice-T seemingly had no interest in rehashing the old battle, Soulja Boy quickly responded to Ice-T’s comments, calling him a loser via his Twitter page.

“Ice-T mad cuz I pulled up in the 2012 LOL i’m sitting on a red n—a. haha young n—z taking over” Soulja tweeted. “i’m done with this n—a. someone get this guy a hairline asap. If your name is Ice-T you are #losing not #winning better yet you #lost”

What do you think of Ice-T’s comments about the remake? Do you agree with Ice-T or Soulja Boy? –nicholas robinson

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  • Vandellish

    Wouldn’t have been my first choice especially for his first starring role but Pac himself was a big surprise in the original so we’ll have to see how Soulja Boy does.

    A better question is why in the hell would someone remake Juice in the first place?

    The original was OK but can’t really be considered a classic. It remains relevant because of its music and the starring debuts of Tupac and Omar Epps. Another plus was that it was set in the ‘golden age’ era of hip-hop in NYC. It’s going to be damn near impossible to re-create that energy.

  • Rwell10029

    I think it is another round of silly banter, you have got to respect that the man appears to not want a brother to be forgotten or one of his only works in a short life not to be trampled on, but Soul Ja is right, he is the new generation who has none of the respect and ability to respect anyone much less some type of homage. Homeboy if we do not respect one another no one else will. Think bout it.