Black Writer Sues, Says All Eyez On Me Ripped From His Work

After viewing the movie twice in the past few days, it is clear that my exclusive Vibe cover stories on Tupac Shakur (when he was alive), were lifted, without proper credit or compensation of any kind to me, and used in All Eyez on Me. Other hip-hop artists and close friends of Shakur are criticizing the film for its lack of authenticity.

Lionsgate have released two new clips from their incoming release, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, which debuts in cinemas in the United Kingdom later this month. Powell points out several similarities betwen his articles and the film, including the use of a nightclub owner named Nigel that he fictionalized in the articles, based on a real person known as named "Haitian Jack". The lawsuit claims All Eyez on Me features the character, as well as details of the character's relationship with Shakur that can not be found anywhere else. "Kevin's exclusive and intimate access to Tupac Shakur came as a result of the trust established over the years", his lawyer Keith White told the Daily News. This included fact-specific narrative changes and character creation in an effort to protect the legacy that Tupac was still building. That might explain why Powell, a political activist who got his start on the MTV reality series The Real World in 1992, was forced to fess up to the fictional characters he wrote about in order to substantiate his claim.

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"On June 13, 2017, in an internationally broadcast interview with The Breakfast Club, Defendant Mr. Hutton stated that "all of the interviews" of Tupac Shakur were used to make the Infringing Work", says the complaint about All Eyez producer Lenton Terrell Hutton.

This lawsuit is only beginning, and at this time, Lionsgate did not respond to requests for comment due to the ongoing litigation.

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Since it's release last week, there have been a slew of mixed reviews surrounding the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me, as fans have been expressing their candid thoughts on social media, while some celebrities have spoken out against the film. Critics have given it a low average rating of 22 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jada Pinkett Smith, the actress who knew Tupac as a teenager, slammed her portrayal in the movie, and the film's depiction of her relationship with the rapper as "deeply hurtful".

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