Actor Bokeem Woodbine Speaks On His Friendship With 2pac And How He Almost Fought Notorious B.I.G.
Remember Bokeem Woodbine?
Actor Bokeem Woodbine stopped by The Breakfast Club to inform fans of why he’s been missing in action. Back in the 90’s, Woodbine captured everyone’s attention with his role in Jason’s Lyric in 1994. Additionally, Woodbine also appeared in films such Ray, Life, Devil, The Host, and Riddick. In television, he received an Emmy nomination for his work in Fargo. What many people may not know is that Woodbine was an extra in Juice. On the show, Woodbine revealed that he was in a career slump from 2001 up to 2016 where he was asked to be in Fargo. While he hasn’t been seen on the big screen in a while, he’s back in a leading role as Woodbine will star in USA’s scripted true crime serial drama pilot that chronicles the major police investigations into the murders of rap stars Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. What’s exciting about this series is that Woodbine revealed that fans will get a behind the scenes look of the case as some of the information revealed may be new to fans.
When Woodbine was an extra in Juice, he met 2pac and they became friends. If you recall, Woodbine was in 2pac’s video, I ain’t mad at cha. On the show, Woodbine revealed that 2pac became tired of the West Coast and East Coast beef. While Woodbine and 2pac were filming, 2pac confided in him that he was planning to release a unity record featuring himself and fellow West Coast artists alongside Biggie, Mobb Deep, and other East Coast MCs.
He had a plan to put everybody together on one record and just squash the beef, Woodbine said. He wanted to take the power away from the labels that were exploiting the situation. It angered him that they were profiting; he wanted to stop the cash flow. It wasn’t something I was supposed to tell people about, you know what I’m saying? I honored that, and I just waited for that record to come out. But unfortunately, as you know, it never did.
Not only did Woodbine meet 2pac, he also met Notorious B.I.G. Woodbine shared that he was at a Bad Boy party back in the day. While there was plenty of room for Notorious B.I.G. to get around, Woodbine claims that Biggie aggressively told him to move. When Woodbine was going to respond, a group of men in army fatigues reportedly swarmed him and the late Brooklyn rapper. So what did he do? Woodbine jokingly admitted that he politely moved.