Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

'All Eyez On Me' Producer Dismisses Jada Pinkett Smith's Criticisms About Film

Jada Pinkett Smith 'deeply hurt' by the new Tupac Shakur biopic MC Hammer Defends Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me': "Truthful Portrayal of My Loved One"
Theresa Hayes | 20 June, 2017, 02:00

She voiced her opinion on Twitter, pardoning actors Demetrius Shipp Jr and Graham for their roles in the film's production.

All Eyez on Me was released on June 16, which would have been Tupac's 46th birthday.

Much like the rapper himself, Tupac's biopic has been met with mixed reviews.

The actress, who is now married to Will Smith, was close friends with Tupac and said numerous scenes in the film never happened. Meanwhile, the reviews have all been resoundingly negative, with a Metacritic rating of 40% and a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 24%.

"All Eyez On Me" is the title of Tupac's biopic, but his good friend Jada Pinkett-Smith noted scenes in the documentary which she said did not actually happen.

All Eyez On Me chronicles the rapper's beginnings and his life in the hip-hop world. In one tweet, she called the "reimagining of [her] relationship" to Shakur as "deeply hurtful".

In response, Hutton argues that Pinkett-Smith failed to understand that, instead of precisely recreating the couple's relationship, he aimed to portray a vision of what Pac wanted to be. I've never been to any of Pac's shows by his request. He added that he found interviews of Pinkett Smith talking about the late icon in an honest way.

"I'm kinda disappointed and hurt by the accusations that it wasn't depicted...or I can't remember the exact words she said", she started.

#Tupac Shakur was gunned down in #Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days after. "All Eyez on Me" opened in third place behind "Cars 3" and "Wonder Woman", and made a total of $27.1 million in ticket sales, reported the Hollywood Reporter.