We're pretty sure this star-studded split is going to have people picking sides.
And now we're getting a little look at their rocky relationship!
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Straight Outta Compton was such a breakout hit that we're not surprised someone wants to cash in with a sequel!
With or without being sanctioned by Universal…
In a few pictures posted to Instagram, you can see the cast members hanging out prepping for their big roles — and some of them chilling with their real life characters!
In the picture above you can see Daz Dillinger as well as Azad Arnaud, the actor who plays him, Dr. Dre as well as Curtis, Dre's son who plays him in the film, Reggie Noble who plays Suge Knights, The Lady of Rage, DaDa who plays Tupac, and Melvin jackson Jr. who plays Kurupt!
A couple other pics (below) showed up on online after Daz got the guys together to shoot a scene for the flick where Suge, Tupac and Daz all record Ambitionz As a Ridah and I Ain't Mad at Cha!
Dr. Dre's career may be at an all time high, but his abusive past is coming back to haunt him.
The rapper and music mogul co-produced the box office success Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about his group N.W.A. that is receiving praise for its illustration of police harassment against black men.
But critics have also called out the film for ignoring allegations and criminal charges that Dre physically abused women.
In the past, the 50-year-old has been dismissive about the allegations.
But on Friday, the billionaire apologized for his past behavior in a statement, saying:
UPDATE 5:03 PM EST: Universal has denied that a sequel is in the works. A spokesperson with the studio said:
"At this time there are no plans for a Straight Outta Compton sequel."
Straight Outta Compton has been making a killing at the box office, achieving both critical and commercial success after its opening weekend!
So that means Hollywood is getting ready to follow up with more rap biopics! It's been reported that a Straight Outta Compton sequel is in the works — following the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and other West Coast greats!
Dogg Pound veteran Daz revealed that the film — reportedly titled Dogg Pound 4 Life — will follow the careers of Snoop, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz, and Warren G!
The focus of the film will center around Tha Dogg Pound Gangstaz' music, but will also include gang violence and its impact on the rap industry.
Dr. Dre's son Curtis Young is said to take over the role of his dad for the upcoming film — a role that went to Corey Hawkins in Compton. As for the casting of Snoop and Ice Cube, it doesn't look like actors from Compton will reprise their roles.
Since the formation Dr. Dre's Death Row Records will be a huge part of this story, co-founder Suge Knight will be included. Though the producers won't be working directly with him since he is serving jail time after being charged with murder.
Are YOU excited for this Straight Outta Compton sequel?
With Straight Outta Compton breaking box office records, everyone is getting in on the N.W.A. love — even The Muppets!
LOVES it! Something about Fozzie rapping just seems right! Wokka wokka!
See the first music video from M.W.A (below)!
He's not going to let this beef die.
Meek Mill bizarrely tried to take on Drake in a old fashioned rap beef over whether or not the Canadian entertainer used ghostwriters on his songs. Well, Kendrick Lamar has tossed his hat into the ring now too!
The Los Angeles native appears on Dr. Dre's new album Compton, and on the song Darkside/Gone, KL raps:
"Enemies giving me energy I wanna fight now/Subliminally sent to me all of this hate."
Basically, people have assumed that this is a shot at Drizzy, referencing his song Energy. But on the song Deepwater, Kendrick throws some clearer shade, saying:
Dr. Dre has been very active in the music industry since the release of his sophomore album 2001! So, you might have forgotten that the prolific producer's last album was released in 1999!
But the Nuthin' but a "G" Thang rapper's musical hiatus will shortly come to an end. It's been announced that Dre will release his first new album in over 15 years!
This weekend, the 50-year-old announced on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio that he would be debuting Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre on Friday, August 7!
The Beats By Dre creator explained that the inspiration for his return to the recording studio was the
Are you ready for the ultimate '90s rap throwback???
The wait for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is over because the flick is set to be released in theaters this August! And if that's not enough, this month Ice Cube is reuniting MOST of the surviving members of the iconic rap group to perform for the first time in 15 years!
The rapper slash actor is excited to get the group back together for a one night show, which is part of the four-day BET Experience festival.
The 45-year-old was confident the band was "gonna rock that sh*t, no problem," but not ALL of the surviving members may be present for the performance!
When asked if former group member Dr. Dre would make an appearance, the Friday star said: