Back in June, following the release of the highly-anticipated Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, ‘Pac’s close friend Jada Pinkett Smith took to Twitter to let fans know she was not here for the film’s depiction of her relationship with the late rapper.
In a series of tweets she said, “Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth.” and The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.”
Now, the actress is doubling down on the comments.
On Wednesday, the actress appeared on The Ryan Cameron Morning Show and discussed the issues she had with the film.
“I wanted people to know that what you’re seeing in regards to my relationship with Tupac is not true”, she said. “That was important to me because my relationship was really special and it was very complicated, and I just felt like it was a huge disservice.”
“I thought it was just handled in a very disrespectful way, and 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.”
Pinkett Smith added that she felt it was important that Black people protect the stories of those who we feel are important. “We can not expect other people to do that if we’re not willing to do that ourselves. Pac is precious to us.’’
Adding, “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.”