Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy has updated fans on the status of his delayed Juice movie remake and said he recruited G-Unit’s 50 Cent to help in the production process.
According to Southern rapper, Fif has offered to assist in reviewing the film.
Over a year later, the 21-year-old MC says he’s taking his time to make sure that he not only gets the right script, but also the ideal scenario for filming and distribution. Well, he may be one step closer to finding the latter. Soulja recently revealed to XXLMag.com that a certain rap mogul and very close friend of his is helping him make sure that the Juice remake happens–none other than 50 Cent. “With the ‘Juice’ movie… 50 Cent, that’s my big bro,” Soulja told XXLMag.com. “He got a movie deal that gave him millions to come up with content. Me and him are going over the Juice movie now. That’s still coming.” (XXL Mag)
Last year, Soulja Boy’s former music rival Ice-T voiced his issues with the remake.
“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)
He previously spoke on battling the film remake’s backlash.
“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)
In 2011, he credited 50 Cent for motivating him to not give up on rap despite an underperforming The DeAndre Way album.
“[I stopped Twittering when my sales came back because] I just needed to take a break. I needed to think about things. I needed to evaluate my camp and what was going on in my circle. I had to talk to my family, the label, and my management. I had a big talk with the big bruh 50 Cent. I’m going to forever thank 50 because he guided me. When I was at my lowest point in my career and I just felt like I ain’t really want to do this music no more. I was like, ‘Man, I’m still young. I made enough money.’ My head was on a whole different radar, but he was like, ‘Man, you tripping little bro. You’ve got to keep it going.'” (Complex)
Check out some past Soulja Boy Tell Em footage below: