Director Of Tupac Biopic Steps Down
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We all have been waiting patiently for the long awaited Tupac biopic. Seems they have hit another road block with this project. Now the original director John Singleton has stepped down from the project, claiming that those involved "know nothing about" the rapper's "love of black people and culture."
Singleton slammed the filmmakers on Instagram, writing:
"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?!!"
He directed the rapper in his 1993 film Poetic Justice and is a close friend of the family's.
The Tupac biopic will be moving ahead without Singleton, and has announced that director Carl Franklin will be his replacement. His credits include the films Devil with the Blue Dress and Out of Time.