Boom said because of Nipsey's busy music and touring schedule, as well as his dedication to community work, they couldn't get the timing to work.
"It's crazy because I didn't realize, as much as I knew Nipsey — I didn't realize how much he was driving things in his community," the filmmaker said. "And to take him out of LA for that amount of time that we needed to come to Atlanta where we shot, would've just threw him off his square a little bit. Just the timing didn't work out."
The role of Snoop was ultimately played in the 2017 film by newcomer Jarrett Ellis.
"I'm definitely upset, cause Nipsey was my guy," Boom added. "I am upset that we didn't get an opportunity to have him in the movie."