Jada Pinkett-Smith Speaks Out About Tupac Bio-Pic #AllEyezOnMe: ‘It’s Deeply Hurtful’
Jada Pinkett-Smith is voicing her disapproval of the Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, that was released in theaters on Tupac’s birthday (June 16).
The Set It Off actress, who was one of Tupac’s closest friends, went to Twitter to share her thoughts.
“Forgive me … my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth,” began the tweets. “Pac never read me that poem. I didn’t know that poem existed until it was printed in his book.” She’s of course referencing Pac’s poem, JADA, which appears in his poetry book, The Rose That Grew From Concrete, that was published posthumously in 1999.
Smith continued to point out other parts in the film that were pure fiction. “Pac never said goodbye to me before leaving for LA. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career. I’ve never been to any of Pac’s shows by his request. We never had an argument backstage,” she said.
“The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful” read the final tweet.
Smith also made sure say that she isn’t placing blame on Kat Graham, who plays Smith in the film or Demetrius Shipp Jr., who portrays Tupac.
“Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles,” she tweeted to the actors. “You both did a beautiful job with what you were given. Thank you both.”
Smith isn’t the only person to voice their opposition to the film. John Singleton, who was originally set to direct the film and 50 Cent have both come out to bash the film.
Snoop Dogg has since come out to support and defend the film by stating that “it told the truth about pac, gotta respect it.”
All Eyez On Me’s director, Benny Boom, has yet to reply to Smith’s comments. The writers, Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian, have yet to respond either. Although Haft and Gonzalez have made sure to repost Snoop’s tweets and positive reviews of the film.
As for Smith, the actress will be back on the movie screen this summer in the comedy film, Girls Trip, alongside Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish. It’s set to be released on July 21.
Check out Smith’s tweets below and let us know what you think in the comments! Will you be watching All Eyez On Me?
Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth.