Jada Pinkett Smith Is Not Impressed With Tupac Biopic All Eyez on Me: ‘The Reimagining of My Relation to Pac Has Been Deeply Hurtful’

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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is not taking too kindly to the new Tupac biopic, All Eyez on Me, which just opened in theaters Friday on what would have been the hip-hop legend’s 46th birthday.

More specifically, Pinkett Smith is not impressed with the way in which her relationship with Pac—a lifelong childhood friend—was portrayed in the movie, speaking out on a few things in a Facebook post.

“Pac never read me that poem. I didn’t know that poem existed until it was printed in his book. Pac never said goodbye to me before leaving for LA. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career,” she wrote. “I’ve never been to any of Pac’s shows by his request. We never had an argument backstage. The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.”


Pinkett Smith graciously praised the movie’s co-stars, Demetrius Shipp Jr. (Tupac) and Kat Graham (Jada), for their performances, noting that “this is no fault of yours,” but stood firm that her relationship to the icon “is too precious to me for the scenes in [the movie] to stand as truth.”

News Editor at The Root, animation nerd, soca junkie, yogi

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Awesome. Stop embellishing shit. Either make the truth interesting, or don’t friggin’ bother making the movie.