Last year, he told magazine HipHopDX: "I haven't watched it and I refuse to watch it". Instead, the film posted a surprise opening estimate of $27 million and won over the rapper's fans on opening night with a CinemaScore grade of A-.
Despite this, the biopic based on the life of Tupac Shakur has received a range emotions, including a flurry of criticism from lifelong friend of Shakur, Jada Pinkett-Smith. The cast also includes Kat Graham, who plays Jada Pinkett-Smith, who was close to Shukur. It's a much-known fact that she deeply appreciated the relationship, so it was no surprise she makes multiple appearances throughout the biopic. She calls the re-imagining of their relationship in the movie "deeply hurtful".
She tweeted that her friendship with Tupac was too precious to her but she can not accept his biopic as truth, reports E! The actress listed off a series of storylines that movie got wrong, including the idea that they never got into a fight backstage. "I'm not even trying to give it any attention". The highs and lows of Tupac's life are captured but never expanded upon.
Shakur's fans can be fiercely protective of his legacy, placing the film under enormous pressure to not only garner ticket sales, but to achieve critical success and do justice to the life of a musician that inspired so many. Viewers are leaving theaters with an overall feeling the movie misses the mark.
The film All Eyez On Me is released in the United Kingdom on 30 June.
The producer continued by saying he was "very responsible" about he depicted everyone in the film, in a video obtained by the gossip site. Straight Outta Compton by comparison had a bulk of walk-up business. Sadly, that never occurs with this biopic.
Among the film's historical inaccuracies includes Tupac Shakur using what appears to be an iPhone 7.
In an interview with Hip Hop DX, Singleton said he disagreed with producers over the accuracy of the film. His lyrics expanded far beyond discussion of sex and drugs, and in every sense of the word he stood for his beliefs.