Changes! John Singleton No Longer Directing Tupac Biopic and Blasts the Movie

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

John Singleton who has directed movies such as Poetic Justice, Higher Learning ,and Baby Boy is no longer directing on the Tupac Shakur biopic. The film is under production with Morgan Creek and had been in development hell for a while. It gained some real traction when John Singleton was announced as the director over a year ago. It eased Tupac¬†fans as Singleton is one of the few directors that would be trusted to tackle such a film. He knew Shakur’s¬†personally and has a deep admiration for him. They worked together in Poetic Justice and the lead role in Baby Boy that was played by Tyrese was written with Tupac in mind. Well when it was announced that John Singleton was no longer going to be involved with the project, Tupac fans became skeptical and curious about what went down.

The director took to his instagram page and went in on the film.

“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 ass 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?!!”

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