Jada Pinkett Smith has called the “reimagining” of her relationship to Tupac Shakur in “All Eyez on Me” “deeply hurtful.” In a series of tweets posted Friday, she’s set the record straight about specific scenes in the movie that she says didn’t happen in real life.
“Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth,” Pinkett said. “Pac never read me that poem. I didn’t know that poem existed until it was printed in his book … Pac never said goodbye to me before leaving for LA. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career.”
She said, “The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.” However, she said she doesn’t blame Kat Graham or Demetrius Shipp Jr. for the movie’s faults. Graham portrays Pinkett Smith in the film.
Pinkett Smith ends her series of tweets by writing, “Happy birthday Pac, you are cradled in my heart for eternity. I love you.” June 16 marks the rapper’s birthday.
Directed by Benny Boom and produced by Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films and Morgan Creek Productions, “All Eyez on Me” stars Shipp, Jr. as the famed rapper Tupac Shakur and follows his rise to stardom. Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian share the writing credit, with David Robinson, L.T. Hutton, and James G. Robinson producing.
The film also stars Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Jamie Hector, Jamal Woolard and Dominic L. Santana. The movie hit theaters on Friday and is expected to earn around $20 million its opening weekend.
So far, the film hasn’t received great reviews — on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a score of 25 percent.
Lionsgate has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Read her tweets below.