By: Ali Marashi
The biopic of Tupac Shakur’s life, “All Eyez On Me,” is no stranger to controversy. Ever since the film’s premiere, there have been mixed reviews. Some people, like 50 Cent and Jada Pinkett Smith, have harshly criticized the film while others, such as MC Hammer and Diddy, have praised it.
The movie has nearly the amount of controversy that Tupac had in his own life.
Hip-hop journalist Kevin Powell is the newest outspoken hater, going so far as to call for every theater to pull the movie immediately.
TMZ revealed that the biopic’s executive producer L.T. Hutton did an interview just this month, saying he looked at all of Tupac’s interview to make the movie. After doing some digging, TMZ found out Powell filed this lawsuit because Hutton used interviews he conducted with the rap legend to write the script without his permission.
TMZ offered that Powell saw “many similarities to his articles.” For example, the movie has a character named Nigel, just like in Powell’s article. But Powell claims that Nigel was fictional, based on a real guy named Haitian Jack.
I guess we will all have to wait and see how this lawsuit plays out.