John Singleton is pissed that he’s been replaced as the producer on the movie of Tupac Shakur’s life, last week news John Singleton gave word to XXL Magazine, that the film is on hold as some key items apparently still hadn’t been completely worked out: “I’m putting my involvement on hold right now because we’re trying to figure out some things… I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We’ll see…. We’ve got to get it right.”
He didn’t elaborate on what’s causing the hold up, but now news of a new director is in by the name of Carl Franklin.. Singleton eventually spoke publicly about it, via his Instagram page, saying the following:
“Real talk! The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur. I won’t say much if you want you can read my articles in Hollywood Reporter on authenticity in Black Storytelling … To Pac’s real fans just know I am still planning a movie on Tupac … It doesn’t matter what they do mines will be better… Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist … He was a black man guided by his passions … Of most importance was his love of black people and culture … Something the people involved in this movie know nothing about… Real talk! How you gonna make a movie about a man when you suing his mother to get the rights to tell his story?! They have no true love 4 Pac so this movie will not be made with love! And that’s why my a.ss isn’t involved ! If Tupac knew what was going on he’d ride on all these fools and take it to the streets… But I won’t do that … I’ll just make my own project. What Yall think about that?!!”
The most damning item in what he said above that I certainly wasn’t aware of, is that the studio behind the film, Morgan Creek is suing Afeni Shakur for the rights to Tupac’s story. That’s something I think we all need to know more about. This is messed up, because I was looking forward to what they put together.
But LT Hutton posted that the film is not on hold and are looking for a certain description and if you go to his comments section he states that Afeni Shakur is one of the executive producers of the movie and that they’re all good. So who to believe ?
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