Is Nick Cannon Playing Tupac Shakur in a New Movie?

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Earlier this week, the internet went wild when reports surfaced that Nick Cannon might be playing Tupac Shakur in an upcoming movie.

The story appears to have originated on website NahaDaily, which supposedly quoted the America's Got Talent host saying, "I know some people might not like the idea of me playing Tupac because we're two different rappers. Tupac was more of a positive black panther type while I've always been a thug."

"Playing this role will be very difficult for me," he allegedly continued. "Tupac had all types of tattoos like thug life, an AK 47 and an Egyptian head while all I've got is "Mariah" tattooed on my back."

Meghan Trainor Record Release Party For Her Debut Album The quotes alone (which are hilarious) would've made us question the authenticity of this story, and as it turns's not true at all. Although, the website's post reportedly duped thousands on social media, according to Gossip Cop, NahaDaily states at the bottom of each page that it is a satirical news site.

Meaning, we won't be seeing Nick attempt to rap "All Eyez on Me" onscreen any time soon. Nevertheless, the actor couldn't help but respond when he caught wind of the chatter, tweeting this message to fans:

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