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Mike Epps

Originally published on September 15th, 2014

Mike Epps landed two incredible roles in the Richard Pryor and Nina Simone biopics. But he tells “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” his performance in the Nina Simone film may never be seen, possibly because of this lawsuit.


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The Nina Simone biopic has been a lighting rod for criticism for the casting of Zoe Saldana to play the jazz legend. But matters only worsened when photos of Zoe wearing a prosthetic nose and darker skin surfaced.

Watch the exclusive video below to hear Mike Epps reveal the news that the Nina Simone biopic may not be released. Plus, hear how he was chosen out of a number of other great comedians and actors to play the legendary Richard Pryor in this exclusive interview!  

Listen to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” weekdays from 6-10 am EST for more celeb interviews, and check out some of our past conversations right here!

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