Cam'ron Talks Pulling Out A Real Gun During "Paid In Full" Audition (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) “First movie ever, murked out Mekhi Phife,” rapped Cam’ron on “I Really Mean It.” The Dipset emcee was referring to his 2002 movie Paid In Full which starred Cam, Mekhi Phifer, and Wood Harris. The film was produced by Roc-A-Fella Films under the guidance of the Roc’s co-founder Dame Dash.

[ALSO READ: Roc-A-Fella’s “Paid In Full” Still Changes the Game 10 Years Later]

Cam’ron and Dame sat down with Hip Hop Motivation to discuss the fictional motion picture based on the lives of Harlem drug dealers Alpo Martinez, Rich Porter, and Azie “AZ” Faison. Cam reveals he took an extra step in order to ensure he got the role of Rico.

“I was talking to Dame recently about how I want to find my audition tape. I basically wanted the part so bad when I came to audition and did the reading I had a real gun on me,” stated Cam. “It was a part in the script where I pulled out a gun. I was like, ‘I really wanted them to know – the readers, Dame, everybody.’ I pulled out the gun and the guy who was ready was like, ‘Yo,’ and Dame was like, ‘Chill.’ I was trying to get the part [laughs].”

Cam then added that Dame fought for him to make the movie even though the filmmakers wanted to go with someone else. Dame then explained how Harris getting the part of Ace was connected to Cam’ron being chosen for the film.

“The trade-off was Wood Harris to play AZ. To be honest, in the beginning I didn’t think he could pull it off because he wasn’t from Harlem. He had to spend two weeks with A,” said Dame. “If he could do it then, I’ll let him be AZ, but you gotta let Cam be Rico’s part. That s**t kinda worked out.”

[ALSO READ: Dame Dash Explains Why Looking Like You’re Losing Can Really Be A Win]

Watch Cam’ron and Dame Dash’s interview below.

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24 Responses to “Cam'ron Talks Pulling Out A Real Gun During "Paid In Full" Audition (VIDEO)”

  1. Markus

    The culture should be done with its relationship to street violence and negativity. Even for a film role,buffoons can’t help but be ignorant under the idea that people are intrigued with this type of foolishness. Those dudes are in their 40s now. It’s way past time to let that part of their lives go. Owning a gun previously or currently, having a few ex tough guys on speed dial or seeking acknowledgement for past wrongdoings is lame.

      • Markus

        What i meant was in music how every rapper makes it clear how tough they are and how they make sure the public knows they have guns. When a rapper mentions firearms,it always about being fascinating to those who are easily impressed about things like having weapons just to have them.

  2. bigdoe6

    Man if these hollywood crackers can make movies about blowing up and killing people all year round then why can Dame make a movie about shooting guns and what not. People get too sensitive nowadays.

  3. Slaughtr

    So what the fck this was impressive the punk nigga pulled out a gun wow what a thug…whatever this shyt don’t move me. Continuous dumb nigga shyt.

  4. $21384666

    Cam is the only real nigga not dickriding others for anything . He the only one that eat and made sure his boys were eating. The ones that hate on flea are the ones dickriding flea for a promo

  5. MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    WHOA!…WAIT DID THIS NIGGA DAME REALLY SAY..”HE DIDN’T THINK WOOD HARRIS COULD PULL OFF THE ROLE BECAUSE HE WASN’T FROM HARLEM”? HIM & HIS OLDER BROTHER STEVE (GOGGLES FROM SUGAR HILL) HARRIS ARE FROM CHICAGO!! ARE HARLEM CATS SO DELUSIONAL THEY THINK IF YOUR NOT FROM THERE YOU CAN’T ACT LIKE A REAL STREET DUDE? A FEWS LATER HE SURE AS HELL DIDN’T HAVE ANY PROBLEM PLAYING AVON BARKSDALE A BALTIMORE DRUG KING ON THE WIRE!!!

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