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John Singleton has announced that he was stepping down as the man director for the Tupac Shakur biopic.
In a long Instagram post on Tuesday, Singleton says, “Real Talk! The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur,. I won’t say much if you want you can read my articles in Hollywood Reporter on authenticity in Black Storytelling.. To Pac’s real fans just know I am still planning a movie on Tupac.. It doesn’t matter what they do mines will better.. Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist… He was a black man guided by his passions… Of most importance was his love of black people and culture… Something the people involved in this movie know nothing about… Real talk! How you gonna make a movie about a man when you suing his mother to get the rights to tell his story?! They have no true love 4 Pac so this movie will not be made with love! And that’s why my ass isn’t involved! If Tupac knew what was on he’d ride on all these fools and take it to the streets… But I won’t do that… I’ll just make my own project. What Y’all think about that?!!”
Singleton was replaced by the director Carl Franklin to film the Tupac Shakur biopic. Filming is said to begin in August too.

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