Jada Pinkett Smith calls Tupac biopic 'deeply hurtful'

  • Jada Pinkett Smith calls Tupac biopic 'deeply hurtful'

Jada Pinkett Smith calls Tupac biopic 'deeply hurtful'

Jada Pinkett Smith, a notable longtime friend of Tupac, also slammed the film's altered portrayal and historical inaccuracies.

From a critical standpoint, All Eyez on Me now holds a 40 out of 100 rating on Metacritic and an audience score of 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. "It's who Tupac was, who he wanted to be and who he had to be to survive the world that he was introduced into".

There are three main incidents in the film which Pinkett-Smith criticises.

"The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful", the wife of Will Smith wrote, before insisting she doesn't blame Kat or Demetrius Shipp Jr, who played Tupac.

Hutton said that he studied Pinkett Smith's words about Shakur in interviews, and believes she was fairly represented, TMZ reported.

Yet, producer LT Hutton responded to Jada's comments by saying that he was deeply hurt by what she said because according to him, the movie was rooted in "the truth". The biographical film has a low, 69% audience score.

John Singleton, who directed Shakur in the 1993 film Poetic Justice, was originally attached to All Eyez On Me but quit in 2015. Each left for different reasons with Singleton publicly stating, "the people involved aren't really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur" in 2015. Like, I mean this was years ago.

Not only did Rotten Tomatos gave the film a low 24% rating, but fans completely blasted the Benny Boom project on Twitter.

#Tupac Shakur was gunned down in #Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days after.

The film All Eyez On Me is released in the United Kingdom on 30 June.