Déjà Vu in the Afternoon
Jada Pinkett-Smith SLAMS Tupac Movie! They Used Our Relationship To Sell The Film
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Jada Pinkett-Smith opens up on the reasons why she was not pleased with Tupac Shakur's biopic, “All Eyez On Me”. During an appearance on The Ryan Cameron Morning Show With Wanda Smith on Atlanta’s radio’s V-103, she had this say:
“I wanted people to know that what you’re seeing in regards to my relationship with Tupac is not true, and that was important to me because,” she said, while getting emotional, “my relationship was really special and, um, it was very complicated and, um, I just felt like it was a huge disservice.”
She also felt the creators used her relationship with Tupac to sell the film.
"I felt like it was exploitive of me and Pac – how they used our relationship to sell a movie. And I just felt like it was tomb raiding, in regards to Pac. 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 can not expect other people to do that if we’re not willing to do that ourselves. Pac is precious to us. "
“If you really feel like you did right by Pac, then congratulations. But, if you didn’t, really sit with that. Cause I hope next time if you get an opportunity to make another movie about a legend you’ll do a different thing.”