John Singleton has officially stepped back from the Tupac biopic. 

“The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren't really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur," he wrote on Instagram. But fear not! A new director is stepping in to complete the film. Carl Franklin (Devil With The Blue Dress, Out Of Time) has signed on to lead the project and will begin casting next week. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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The late rapper is the sixth hip-hop act and the first solo rapper to join the list.

Paula Rogo
Dec, 21, 2016

Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as announced Tuesday.

The announcement comes 20 years after the death of Tupac, and just a few months after his own mother, Afeni Shakur, died in May. Tupac is the sixth hip-hop artist to join the list of hall of famers, following N.W.A earlier this year, but he is the first solo rap artist to make it.

Alongside N.W.A, he joins Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy.

Artists become eligible 25 years after their first recording is released. They are chosen through industry ballots and online fan voting. The late artist’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now was released in November 1991.

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Tupac will be inducted alongside Pearl Jam, Journey, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra and Yes.

The 32nd induction ceremony is planned for Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 7.