Jada Pinkett-Smith is Not a Fan of ‘All Eyez on Me’ Film
Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith is not a fan of the new Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me. The 45-year old Girls Trip star took to Twitter earlier this morning to lament the portrayal of her relationship with the late rap icon, calling the “re-imagining” of their relationship on screen “offensive” and “deeply hurtful.”
“Forgive me… but my relationship with Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez on Me to stand as truth,” Jada tweeted out to her almost one-million followers. “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 L.A. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career.”
Jada ends her series of tweets thanking the movie’s stars, Katerina Graham, who portrayed her, and Demetrius Shipp, who portrayed Pac. “ @KatGraham and @Dshippjr, this is no fault of yours,” Jada wrote. “Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles.”
All Eyez on Me opened in theaters today and has so far taken in over five-million dollars. It is expected to net another fifteen-million over the weekend. The film is directed by Benny Boom and produced by Code Black Entertainment. It co-stars Jamal Woolard as Biggie Smalls, Dominic Santana as Suge Knight, and Danai Gurira as Tupac’s beloved mother, human-rights activist Afeni Shakur.