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Wesley Snipes 'stole' Prince' role in Michael Jackson's 'Bad' video

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 August 2017, 12:13 IST

Hollywood veteran Wesley Snipes has revealed that he battled Prince to get a key role in Michael Jackson's ' Bad' video.

In an interview with talk show host Conan, Snipes shared that he and Prince auditioned together, but he blew Prince out of the water.

He said, "Me and Prince were auditioning together, and I blew Prince out of the water. Michael had told Prince that he had the role, and then he met me."

The actor also shared that when he met Jackson, the legendary music-icon believed that Snipes was a real gang member.

Prince, on the other hand, did not seem to recall it going down the same way.

In a 1997 interview with VH1, the icon stated, "The first line in that song is, 'Your butt is mine,' so I was saying, 'Who gonna sing that to whom? Because you sure ain't singing it to me, and I sure ain't singing it to you.' So right there we got a problem," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 18-minute video that gave Snipes his big break was directed by Martin Scorsese and details a story of members of an inner-city gang.

-ANI

First published: 11 August 2017, 12:13 IST
 
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