Jada Pinkett Smith expressed her eternal love for her late friend Tupac Shakur but made it clear she is not a fan of the new biopic about him.
In a series of tweets Smith said “Happy birthday Pac, you are cradled in my heart for eternity. I love you but called “All Eyez on Me” starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., “deeply hurtful.” She said “Forgive me … my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez on Me to stand as truth. Pac never read me that poem. I didn’t know that poem existed until it was printed in his book.”
The role of Smith is played by Kat Graham in Benny Boom’s biopic. Shakur would have turned 46 on Friday.
Smith went on to say “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.” Smith concluded with, “The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.” Smith reached out to Shipp Jr. and Graham saying the issues she has with the film are “no fault of yours.”
She tweeted saying “Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles. You both did a beautiful job with what you were given. Thank you both.” The producer LT Hutton said “I’m kinda disappointed and hurt by the accusations.” Hutton told TMZ “I respect the hell out of Mrs. Smith. I wouldn’t put anything in this film…everybody watching the film, they will tell you, I’m very responsible with everyone.”
50 Cent is not a fan of the movie either but Diddy and Suge Knight approve of it.