News: Tupac Shakur's Signed Movie Contract Hits eBay
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 10:37AM
Fans hoping to own a piece of late rap mogul Tupac Shakur's legacy can put some money where their mouth is as new reports claim the rapper-turned-actor's Juice movie contract is now available for bidding on eBay.
According to reports, the bidding war has started at $6,500.
eBay is the largest online auction site with thousands of items being bought and sold on a daily basis. It's when the rare items goes up for auction, that people begin talking. Recently, the contract for the late Tupac Shakur to appear in the 1992 film Juice popped up on the eBay marketplace. The contract is currently listed for $6,500 as a Buy It Now auction with potential buyers being allowed to submit offers for this one of a kind piece of elusive Tupac memorabilia. This particular contract is special for its connection to Shakur, who was shot and killed back in 1996. Having his signature on the document only adds to the value of the memorabilia. (XXL Mag)
The item has also reportedly been certified as fully authentic.
The contract is brief and includes some interesting facts such as the role of "Q or Bishop" could have gone to Shakur. Omar Epps would go on to play Quincy "Q" Powell and Shakur would infamously play the gun-happy Roland Bishop. Also compensation for Shakur's role would be "$1647.80 per 'studio week' for no less than seven (7) weeks". For those with doubt of its authenticity, the auction also comes with a certificate of authenticity from Startifacts. The film has become a cult classic over the years. It shows the versatility that Shakur had as not only a hip-hop artist, but as a legit actor. As of Tuesday evening (Feb. 21), the auction has 23 hours left and there have been no offers for the contract. (XXL Mag)
Pac's 1992 flick has inspired various artists, including Soulja Boy Tell Em who faced backlash after putting together his own remake last year.
"Man, I'm a Tupac fan. I respect Tupac. It's nothing like that. I would never try to disrespect Tupac--ever. It was just an idea that I had for a mixtape. The movie is just a movie... You had Game who was in Belly 2. You had a lot of different rappers that were in a lot of different movies. I think they're saying that just 'cause of who I am, it's Soulja Boy." (Rap-Up)
This later resulted in hip-hop veteran Ice-T questioning Soulja Boy's decision to remake Pac's flick.
"Wait, but that's Pac," Ice-T said in an interview when informed of Soulja Boy's remake. "I mean, you know, at some point somebody gotta stop it. It's like, I don't know. I came out and made some statements like yo son, yo, I don't know. Do you, do you. It's kind of like, if the masses accept it, it just shows you the state we're in. Come on man. Do you think I would try to remake Pac's movie? ... Good luck though. I'm not a hater, good luck." (Shade 45)
Check out scenes from Juice below: