Former N.W.A Manager Jerry Heller Speaks On "Straight Outta Compton" Biopic (AUDIO)
(AllHipHop News) Later this year, Paul Giamatti will star as former N.W.A manager Jerry Heller in the biopic about the legendary Hip Hop group. The real life Heller has now spoken out about Straight Outta Compton. The 74-year-old longtime entertainment insider discussed the film and more with the Murder Master Music Show.
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On his feelings about the movie:
I haven't seen anything yet. I am waiting until the movie comes out, and I will be there in the front row with my lawyer and looking to make sure it is an accurate movie. They didn't reach out to me at all to give any kind of advice, insight, or background, so it's hard for me to believe that they got it right...
I didn't expect them to [consult with me], because that's the way that they are. I certainly thought that Universal, Warner Bros,or one of their companies would insist on it. I am really shocked that, even though they didn't reach out, somebody didn't reach out.
On whether Giamatti contacted him about portraying him:
I am sure that somebody told him not to do it. I am sure they told him to stay away. They can't write me out of it, but they can sure re-write it. If it is accurate then I'm a fan like everybody else. If it's not accurate, I'm not going to sit back and let them say whatever they want.
On Dr. Dre and Ice Cube:
I have never seen Cube anywhere since the day he left Ruthless. I never saw him anywhere - at a Laker game or a Dodger game. I never saw him again. I've seen Dre a couple of times. His mother lives a few streets away, so I see her all the time. I used to see him once in awhile. We were always pleasant to each other. I'd run into him at the gas station or whatever. We always tried to be pleasant and superficial whenever I saw him. I got nothing against Dre. I think Dre is the most talented guy of the entire rap era.
On DJ Speed:
He was never in N.W.A. He was a gopher. He took Eric's [Eazy-E] laundry in. He was a friend of Eric's. I just found out from Vinnie Caruso that he got in trouble and Eric fired him. He was never a member of N.W.A. All the years I knew Eric, I probably ran into Speed two or three times. He talked s**t about me all the time like he knows something. He's just a punk. He had nothing to do with N.W.A.
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Listen to Jerry Heller's interview below.