Following the death of film director John Singleton, who died on April 29, 2017, Memphis rapper and producer Juicy J revealed he discussed working on a biopic for the legendary Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia with the iconic film director, before his untimely death.
Juicy J shared a conversation he had with John Singleton, who, according to the conversation shared by Juicy, clearly wanted to work with the rapper/producer on the Three 6 Mafia biopic/documentary.
The film of Three 6 Mafia would have shown the wild life of the Memphis rap group, which consisted of many Memphis rappers, growing up and developing their careers in the city.
Juicy J says if he and Singleton had the chance to film the Three 6 Mafia biopic together, it would have been another award-winning film.
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This is me & @johnsingleton on text in 2017 talking about doing a three six mafia biopic If this would had happened we would have won another Oscar for Best Picture @johnsingleton is a genius he knew the culture he helped us all , rappers actors actress producers & directors it didn’t matter if you where rich , broke , a celebrity, race or religion he gave everybody a chance I’ll never forget all the great times we had filming the movie hustle & flow in Memphis TN I’m soaking in tears right now this is heavy I just saw on tmz that John is gonna be taken off life support today I’m lost for words we was just texting a month ago about hanging with our family’s on your boat I didn’t wanna have to type this R.I.P. @johnsingleton I love you you will be missed but never forgotten prayers up for his family 🙏🏿
John Singleton died on April 29, 2019, after suffering a stroke and then reportedly falling into a coma in the hospital, along with being placed on life support.
Days later, multiple health complications reportedly led to Singleton being removed from life support.
Following Singleton’s death, multiple celebrities and rappers in the hip hop community shared mournful reactions.
This included the Memphis rap community, whom Singleton had close relationships with mainly due to his work on the Memphis movie Hustle & Flow, along with Memphis film director Craig Brewer.