Jada Pinkett Smith Says “All Eyez On Me” Got It All Wrong

June 16, 2017 / Posted by:

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All Eyez on Me, the biopic about Tupac Shakur, opens tonight and it’s gotten some not-great reviews so far. One review has been an unsolicited one courtesy of Jada Pinkett Smith. Jada, who was a friend of Tupac’s from way back, has denounced the makers of All Eyez on Me for taking creative liberties of her relationship with Tupac.

In All Eyez on Me, Jada is played by Kat Graham, and while she thinks she and Tupac (played by Demetrius Shipp Jr.) did a good job, she’s not happy about what went down in the scenes they share. There’s a scene where Tupac reads Jada a poem he wrote about her and the real Jada says that’s a work of fiction and she says they never fought at one his shows. Jada is hurt by the makers making shit up.

You can watch a few of the scenes Jada has a problem with below. The first happens at the 0:44 mark, when Jada and Tupac get into a fight backstage. At 1:52 you see Tupac read Jada the poem the real Jada alleges was never read.

A Hollywood biopic not getting all the facts right is as American as Mountain Dew. Of course Hollywood is going to re-write history to make things seem more dramatic than they might have been. But it’s got to be frustrating to see Hollywood do your friendship like that. Not to mention that if they were going to play fast and loose with the facts, the least they could have done was put a little more effort into styling the rattail of that wig. Poor thing has been relegated to a curly footnote in that jacket collar.

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Pic: @jadapsmith

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