Mike Epps: “No Disrespect, But Richard Pryor Hand-picked Me To Play Him”

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Po’ lil Mike Epps got the shaft on the Richard Pryor movie where his performance was so highly anticipated. Word is, Eddie Murphy swooped in and is almost finished filming, but Mike believes that Pryor’s REAL wishes will still come true:

In a recent interview with Jawn Murray, when asked about Eddie portraying Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic, Mike replied, “No disrespect, but I sat with Richard Pryor for an entire year, and he hand-picked me to play that role.” Will he ultimately play Richard in another film? “I believe that Richard’s spirit will determine that.”

Dang, Mike. We were excited to see you play a role of that caliber. No doubt Eddie will do well, but if Pryor had other plans, then they should have been taken into consideration.

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  • Derrick

    I do not think Mike Epps has the acting range to play Richard Pryor. Eddie looks nothing like Richard though. Tough all around. First!?!?!

  • jb_1030 (.35 seconds is like a lifetime in the 40)

    Eddie, doesn’t even have the same kind of humor that Mike Epps has.

  • jb_1030 (.35 seconds is like a lifetime in the 40)

    Nina

    Do you have a job? You keep posting this and you probably still don’t have a wealthy man. Go take an creative writing class and come up with more ways to post that shit.

  • jb_1030 (.35 seconds is like a lifetime in the 40)

    Monring Glok

  • She 4 Real

    EM is flaming!

  • Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society

    jb!

    MANDAH BEAR!! where you been

  • Glok9n: The real glok !!!

    EDDIE LOOK LIKE A SWEET BYTCH WITH THAT CARNATION IN HIZ HEAD!

  • Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society

    mike epps is so cute to me and eddie look mad gay with that bowtie choker on LOL

  • * I AM ROYALTY*

    @ JB

    Do you have a job? You keep posting this and you probably still don’t have a wealthy man. Go take an creative writing class and come up with more ways to post that shit.
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    I KNOW RIGHT!

  • Glok9n: The real glok !!!

    MORNING JB!

  • Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society

    LMAO @ the carnation though!!

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    **MOrnin peoples**

    Wow…people never cease to amaze me

  • Tanya

    Mike Epps is Corny not funny.

  • jazi

    Mike may look like richard but his comedy is no where near the brilliance of richard..Eddie will play the hell out this role.

  • Proud ArmyWifee

    Eddie Murphy is funny, but he dont even look like pryor. Just like beyonce didnt look like etta james, that stuff is messed up if that was richard pryor wish.

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  • Mandah! Damn you Websense! keppin me from my bossip fam like that! lol

    Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society

    jb!

    MANDAH BEAR!! where you been

    Apr 21, 2009 – 8:30 am
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    ermy!
    my job call them selves crackin down on entertaining websites cause some foo’got caught looking at p0rn lol

  • http://www.ferdoza.blogspot.com Re (Gambit in 10 Days!)

    I like Mike Epps…but I think Eddie’s antics are similar to Richard Pryor.

  • What the...

    WTF Eddie. I was so ready to see that too. Serious, after seeing Mike do that Proyr -esqe tirade (outside the boat store) in All about the Benjamin’s I was like…damn..Richard Pryor Jr. right there.

  • Jason B. Real

    I want to who is going to be playing Paul Mooney (Richard Pryor’s best friend & worked with him throughout his career) in this film.

  • http://classicuniversity.blogspot.com/ Classic University

    Epps would have been good….but eddie may win an oscar for this one!!!

    Pryor worked with eddie and inspired eddie, it will be a work of art!!

  • glok9isvery 'how you doin?'

    I was really hoping Mike Epps would get the part. I don’t like Eddie Murphy since he played Mel B. Besides Mike looks more like Richard. Eddie is an ass.

  • glok9isvery 'how you doin?'

    Mike favors Richard more. He should have gotten the part. He’s just as talented.

  • Mandah! Damn you Websense! keppin me from my bossip fam like that! lol

    Jason B. Real

    I want to who is going to be playing Paul Mooney (Richard Pryor’s best friend & worked with him throughout his career) in this film.

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    oh lawd paul mooney is hillarious!

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    Whats up everybody…

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  • B.I.N.F.L...

    I LIKE THEM BOTH I WISH WHOEVER PLAYS RICHARD LUCK.

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