Tupac's 'All Eyez on Me' Biopic Receives Mixed Reviews From Rap Internet

In a series of tweets, Smith called All Eyez on Me, starring newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr., "deeply hurtful".

Named after Shakur's fourth studio album, the film follows the rise of the Harlem-born hip-hop artist who defined an epoch with his music before the tragic 1996 drive-by shooting.

All Eyez On Me producer LT Hutton told TMZ he was "disappointed and hurt by the accusations" from Jada Pinkett Smith. It is directed by Benny Boom and stars Demetrius Shipp Jr.as Tupac. "Sometimes when you interview somebody for a film, things can be different". I didn't know that poem existed until it was printed in his book.

Singleton and Pinkett Smith were not the only ones to criticize the film. "Catch that shit on a fire stick", 50 said, referring to Amazon's Fire Stick device that's been used by many to illegally stream movies to their TVs. Aside from singing, he has also appeared in several movies like "Above the Rim", "Nothing But Trouble", "Bullet", "Gang Related", and "Tupac: Resurrection". Other directors and producers had 18 years to make this movie if they felt they could have made a better film.

"We did some influencer screenings early on so they could get their own opinion", said Codeblack EVP Quincy Newell. The new 2Pac biopic broke through widespread criticism to make almost $30 million in its opening weekend. Meanwhile, the reviews have all been resoundingly negative, with a Metacritic rating of 40% and a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 24%. Did questions about the film affect its box office?

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