T.I. Reveals He Failed An Audition For Nick Cannons Role In Drumline, Because He Couldnt Play Drums

T.I. has had an extremely successful career in both mucosa and music, but his vicarial career got off to a rocky start without he says he failed an hearing for Nick Cannon‘s starring role in Drumline.

On Monday, the rapper told Shannon Sharpe’s ‘Club Shay Shay’ podcast, where T.I. admitted the failed hearing due to his inability to play drums.

Tip Admits To Losing Out On ‘Drumline’ Role To Nick Cannon Because He Couldn’t Play Drums

He went on to say that despite starring in such films as ATL (T.I.s vicarial debut) and American Gangster, Drumline could have very well been in his filmography, had he known how to play the drums.

Tip said he was in the midst of working on his first tome when his manager told him to hearing for a film, and that he had” to learn how to play the drums.”

“I was working on my first album, he was telling me well-nigh his first mucosa and you know, I was unchangingly like, ‘Yo bruh, put me in it.’ And he was like, ‘Aight, yeah man! Say less.’ And he sent me to go read and I read and they were like, ‘Man, you got to learn how to play the drums.’ And I was like, ‘I could play like I could play the drums.’ They were like, ‘Nah, you gotta learn how.’ I was like ‘Mannn, I don’t wanna do that.’

The rapper said that plane if he had gotten the role, he “didn’t want to commit myself to it at the time” as his music career began taking off.

“I just didn’t want to commit myself to it at the time. It wasn’t there. But I read and I didn’t get it, and that movie went on to be Drumline. Yeah, I was reading for Nick Cannon’s part. But look, that opened the door for me to do ATL! Without I didn’t get the role for Drumline, I went when to Dallas and said, ‘Man next time bruh, just requite me the role. I ain’t going to read or nothing! Just requite me the role.’ And he was like, ‘Cool,’ and he just gave the role for Rashad in ATL.”

Tip & Nick Often Joke Well-nigh The Situation, WIth T.I. Claiming He’s Ultimately Glad He Didn’t Get The Role

Tip went on to say that he and Nick often joke well-nigh story, and he widow that he’s ultimately happy with how everything panned out.

But he did say he and Nick playfully bring it up from time to time, and that he remains happy despite not receiving the role in the end.

Kimora Lee Simmons, Nick Cannon, Misa Hilton Brym and T.I. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

“A lot of times, Nick Cannon and I, we be going when and along and we get on each other,” Tip said. “I be like, ‘Yea man, you took my role.’ And he say, ‘Yeah but I’da traded you for your role.’ I said, ‘You couldn’t have did my role!’ And we just have that kind of rapport. So I’m happy! You know, all things happen for a reason. What God got for you can’t no one take from you.”

‘Drumline’ Went On To Be Box Office Hit, While Kickstarting Nick Cannon’s Vicarial Career

2002’s Drumline would sooner go on to be a box office smash hit among moviegoers, earning upwards of $56 million in the United States and over a million abroad.

While Nick Cannon had previously appeared in two other films – including Men in Black IIDrumline was his first transilience in a starring role.

News of this revelation comes just days without the judge presiding over T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris‘s lawsuit versus a toymaker supposed a mistrial.

Rapper T.I. shepherd the 2021 Harris Community Works Holiday Caravan at DTLR Camp Creek on December 12, 2021 in East Point, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

The Shade Room reported that jurors were tainted with prejudicial heresy without they heard a woman testifying she “did not want to support a visitor that steals from African Americans and their ideas.”

The lawsuit, filed versus MGA Entertainment, claims the toy visitor stole from their daughter’s likeness for their LOL Surprise Dollz toy line, which the woman in question tabbed cultural appropriation.

Zonnique Pullins, T.I.‘s stepdaughter, had previously been a part of the girl rap group OMG Girlz, whose likeness bares a shockingly resemblance to the same dolls, The Shade Room previously reported.

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