Jada Pinkett Smith Is Not O.K. With Tupac’s New Biopic

Pinkett Smith Assured The Film Doesn’t Portray Relatity.

Jada Pinkett-Smith took Twitter on Friday to slam Tupac Shakur’s new biopic ‘All Eyez on Me.’ especially the portrayal of her relationship with the late rapper.

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Before marrying Will Smith, the actress met Tupac at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where they developed a close, intimate friendship that lasted until the rapper’s death. After watching ‘All Eyez on Me,’ the movie directed by Benny Boom, based on Tupac’s last living years. Pinkett-Smith was clearly unhappy and wrote a series of tweets explaining why.

“Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in ‘All Eyez on Me’ to stand as truth,” she began saying.

She followed to talk about more specific plot points in the film, to clarify that there are things in the script that never happened, like the rapper reading a poem to Pinkett-Smith, who is played by actress Kat Graham. She explained that she found out about the poem only when it was published on Tupac’s book ‘The Rose That Grew From Concrete.’

Also, the rapper didn’t say goodbye to Pinkett-Smith when he moved to LA, and the actress never attended to a Pac performance – so that argument backstage didn’t happen, either.

“The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful,” she wrote.

At least, she didn’t take it on the lead actors in the film, Demetrius Shipp Jr., who portrayed Tupac, and Graham. Pinkett-Smith addressed them in her tweets, thanking them for the energy put in the roles and for the beautiful job.

Graham spoke earlier about how hard she worked to portray Pinket-Smith in the film. “We talked about the importance of not creating a caricature, of not just impersonating Jada Pinkett,” she said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “That, to me, is disrespectful. I wanted to embody her and show what made her tick,” she added.

50 Cent isn’t happy either with Tupac’s biopic

Pinkett-Smith was not the only celebrity who had something to say about the new film. Hours after the movie hit theaters, the rapper 50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – took Instagram to share his review of the film: “trash.”

“Man I watched the 2 PAC film, that was some bullsh*t,” the rapper wrote. “Catch that sh*t on a fire stick, trust me. LOL SMH TRASH.”

The former Tupac collaborator added some comments, saying that John Singleton warned him, but he had to see it himself. “I want my money back now!!” he wrote, adding in another comment that he’s not just hating, before inviting everyone to go watch it and see it for themselves.

Singleton was originally involved in the tumultuous production of the movie as writer and director but left because of major creative differences. Producers of the film L.T. Hutton and Eddie Gonzalez explained in an interview that Singleton was trying to portray Tupac in a very negative way, adding scenes of rape and even a threesome.

“Not on my watch,” Hutton commented on Singleton’s intentions of defaming Tupac. The director and the rapper didn’t leave on the best terms. They intended to work on a couple of films together but didn’t work out, having Tupac even calling him a coward.

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