Last week the son of Eazy E -- founding member of influential hip hop group NWA, who died of AIDS when he was 31 -- told TMZ he's probably playing his dad in the upcoming Ice Cube-produced NWA biopic, "Straight Outta Compton." Today a publicist for Eazy E's daughter (and "Super Sweet Sixteen" alum), Erin Bria Wright, sent us a press release that's basically the written equivalent of grabbing her toy back:
I feel the role of my dad in a biopic should “Not” just be a “given” to my brother Lil Eazy solely on the strength that he is my father’s junior! To be honest my father has four sons total who all resemble him in their own way, just as I have an uncanny resemblance to my father and I am a girl. I think my brother should have to audition and earn the role by delivering a great read instead of just being handed the role—and I’d like to add that I feel I should have that same opportunity to audition for the role as well, and be given equal consideration based on my acting ability and not just my relation. I have dreamed of getting this role for many years now, as I have always been inspired by how Hilary Swank played a boy in “Boys Don’t Cry,” which I’ve referenced in a past AllHipHop.com interview in 2007.
Ignoring the lax quotation mark policy, and the fact that Swank played a transgendered character who was supposed to look gender ambiguous, the girl makes a good point. She said it first. In sibling fights that's the clincher, on par with "you got to do it last time." Unless of course, she stole the idea from him first. And pulled his hair!
WATCH Erin impersonate her dad in a trailer for her debut 2011 single, "What I Wanna Do":