The rapper, who co-stars in the feature, anticipates a smash. “I’ve seen it and it’s over the top. It’s going to win awards,” he said. “The film is miraculous. I play a bully. I poke a whole lunch-line. I’m a piece of shit too.”
“I’m in ‘8 Mile’ because its family oriented. I was more than happy to do it because we’re all family. But if [‘8 Mile’ director] Curtis Hanson called me with a role and said it was to play a swashbuckler, I’d have to be kind of hesitant. That’s not my forte right now. Music is the thing.”
Xzibit added that while reluctant to continue as a celluloid star, he wouldn’t rule himself out of future roles completely.
“If there was something special to come up – if Spielberg or someone called me to come and do the next ‘Star Wars’, nigga I’m there. “
Xzibit will head to the UK in November for a series of headlining shows. He plays: Manchester Academy (November 6)
Glasgow Garage (8)
London Forum (9)
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