It's been revealed that late rapper Tupac Shakur was allegedly asked to audition for the role of Jedi Mace Windu in Star Wars Episode I, by director George Lucas.
Rick Clifford, a former collaborator of Shakur's and former Chief Engineer of Death Row Records, told 2Pac-Forum.com: "[Tupac] was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and [Lucasfilm]. They wanted him to be a Jedi."
Unfortunately, Shakur died in 1996 before he had the chance to audition for the sci-fi franchise instalment. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was then released in 1999, with the role of Mace Windu played by Samuel L Jackson - who Shakur co-starred with in 1992 film Juice.
Watch the video for Tupac's 'Keep Your Head Up' below:
As well as rapping, Shakur enjoyed a successful acting career before his death. He starred in a number of films throughout the 90s, including Gang Related, Above the Rim, Bullet and Poetic Justice.
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