Vic Mensa Wants To Play Prince

Vic Mensa as Prince? Sounds odd but the rapper wants a shot at the role.

Rising hip-hop star Vic Mensa has put himself forward as a potential contender to portray Prince in a future biopic about the late music icon.

The "U Mad" rapper is convinced he has the same charm as the tragic singer and would be perfect for the job - even though he currently has no professional acting experience.

"I think I should play Prince in the biopic," Mensa told online outlet Montreality. "Prince is one of my biggest idols of all time, and he's the real King of Pop.

"The reason why I'd be able to kill the role as Prince is because I got that mouthpiece. Prince was butter smooth with it and I feel like I could do it."

Mensa, 24, may have to wait a while for his dream role to come around as there are no present plans to bring Prince back to life on the big screen.

He died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in April, 2016, aged 57.