Omar Epps & Marlon Wayans Reminisce Over 2Pac's Out Of Pocket "Juice" Prank
On The Daily Show, Omar Epps and guest host Marlon Wayans talked about 2Pac and recalled a prank that the rapper had performed during the filming of Juice. It had made Epps super mad at the time, but he now laughs back at it. They spent most of the segment talking about their history together as friends, and a little bit about Epps' new book. Epps and Wayans were friends since childhood. At first, they did not like each other. However, after they fought each other and learned that they had the same fighting style, they became best friends.
Juice was Tupac's second movie. The first was Dan Akyroid's 1991 Nothing But Trouble. However, he was only a background character in that movie, so it does not really count. People had high hopes for Tupac's acting career, with some even saying that he was a better actor than he was an actor. He would continue on to appear in five more movies and two tv episodes, before his passing in 1996, something that J. Prince believes could have been prevented.
2Pac's Jokester Ways
Wayans explains that Tupac had a penchant for pranking the cast members. One time, Epps had fallen asleep with his mouth open, so Tupac pulled out his testicles and put them near his mouth. Epps admits he was very mad about it at the time, but he now finds it funny. He even admits that it would have gone viral if the internet was as massive back then as it is today. He also tells Wayans that he would be upset too if he woke up to find somebody's testicles near his mouth.
2Pac was a big jokester. It does not matter when or where he was. He was always willing to play jokes on people. DJ Quik had this to say about him during a recent interview. "Outside of the studio, he was a jokester - bagging on n-ggas, joking, fun. We toured a little bit. He got in my ass one time too. We were about to get into a fight because he thought I was stealing his stage show - like when he would rap and jump up on the speakers."