The Role of “Lucky” almost went to another Rapper
Being that the two already had a standing relationship, John Singleton offered the role of “Lucky” to Ice Cube. Cube turned it down saying that at this point in his acting career he was not ready to play a romantic lead. We’ve got to respect that. It’s hard to image anybody out-acting Tupac. Plus I’m sure after playing roles like Doughboy in Boyz N the Hood, Cube wasn’t particularly ready to give up his street cred.