The Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me was hyped up beyond belief. It came with some of the biggest hype for a hip-hop movie since Straight Outta Compton, and many people thought it was going to be a huge hit. Unfortunately, tons of celebrities who knew Tupac say that the film is completely inaccurate, including one of Tupac’s friends, Jada Pinkett Smith. She recently opened up about how she met Tupac, and you’ll be surprised at what she was getting herself into at that time.
If there’s one thing we know about Jada and her relationship with Tupac, it’s that she can get pretty emotional about it. When she first saw the movie, she was very vocal about how she was disappointed with the way that the movie portrayed her relationship with the rapper.
The producers of the film even came back at her. Producer L.T. Hutton, said “I’m kinda disappointed and hurt by the accusations that it wasn’t depicted… or I can’t remember the exact words she said. It all came from the truth, and places and moments of her actual dialog and ideas that ‘Pac actually had.'”
Defending His Film
He continued, saying, “Multiple best friends and people that eat dinner with her all the time have seen the movie, and they loved it. And they told her about it. They explained to her that everything was great. This was years ago. I wanna go on record. I respect the hell out of Mrs. Smith…. Everybody watching the film, they will tell you, I’m very responsible with everyone.”
Jada seemingly knew what she was talking about, but at the same time L.T. Hutton has some pretty good grounds as well.
Jada also ranted about the movie on The Ryan Cemeron Morning Show With Wanda Smith, and she ended up breaking down and crying.
“I wanted people to know that what you’re seeing in regards to my relationship with Tupac is not true, and that was more important to me because… my relationship was really special and, um, it was very complicated and it felt like it was a huge disservice,” she said.
She explained that if she was portrayed correctly then it would have been a great way to shed light on who Tupac really was.
“If you’re really saying that you’re honoring a man’s legacy, then honor his legacy. And if you don’t have the story, fall back until you do… I feel like we as black people, we have got to protect those individuals that we say are important to us, to our history and to our culture. We cannot expect other people to do that if we’re not willing to do that ourselves. Pac is precious to us,” she finished.