The young rapper has now confirmed he has been approached to play Shakur in a movie retelling of his life story, but Soulja Boy isn't sure whether he should take on such a high profile part.
He tells MTV's RapFix Live, "I got an email from William Morris Agency - that's my agency that I'm with - they reached out to me to play the part (of Shakur). I'm just still thinking about it right now. Even with the whole Juice movie, I'm playing a part that Tupac played, but I'm not actually playing 'Pac. When it comes to this, I'm actually gonna be playing 'Pac, so I'm really still just thinking about it. But I'm just honoured that they would reach out to me and ask me anyway."
Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996.