Fans are extremely excited to see Straight Outta Compton hit theaters, but one important and influential individual wasn't that eager about the idea in the beginning.
Dr. Dre, an original member of N.W.A, revealed during an interview with Big Boy on Los Angeles' Real 92.3 on Thursday that he actually didn't want to make the highly anticipated biopic at first, but Ice Cube made him reconsider.
"I was worried about it at the beginning," the legendary rapper confessed. "As a matter of fact, I didn't even wanna do the movie. Cube actually quarterbacked it. He went out and got the first draft of the script done, I read it and was like, OK, we can work with this; we can turn this into something. And then when [director] Gary Grey got on board, that was it. I was in."
Dre's initial apprehension was understandable—he wanted it done right. After all, this was based on a true story that he and his closest friends lived.
"I was just nervous about putting a blemish on our legacy. The story had to be told right," he explained, but adds that he's more than happy with the outcome.
"And it's incredible. I'm really excited about it. We had our ups and downs with the filming process, but now, the edit is almost done, we're working on music and what have you. I think everybody is gonna appreciate it."
Dre couldn't deny that it was a little weird to see such a monumental period of his life play out right in front of him, telling Big Boy, "It was freaking me out sometimes, to be honest with you. I can go back to the day when they're shooting the scene where I meet my wife and we're both sitting on the set and we're like, this is crazy!"