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."
The quotes alone (which are hilarious) would've made us question the authenticity of this story, and as it turns out...it'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:
I know I got a lot of jobs, but I just heard I was playing Tupac!! LOL #funnysh*t- Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) January 17, 2015
Doing 3 films this year, but sorry Tupac is not one of them.- Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) January 17, 2015