The new All Eyez On Me film has serious heat aimed at its filmmakers. New reports claim veteran journalist Kevin Powell has sued the box office smash for using his work without permission.
According to reports, Powell wants some of the profits All Eyez On Me has already made and to get the flick banned.
Powell — who you’d also recognize from season 1 of “Real World” — says after seeing the movie he saw many similarities to his articles. For instance, there’s a character named Nigel … who Powell believes is based on a real person named Haitian Jack. He says details of Nigel’s relationship with Tupac seen in the movie could only have come from his articles. He says the movie also features a journalist, played by Hill Harper, talking to Pac in prison … just as he did. Sources connected to Powell tell us the parallel isn’t lost on the public, because he’s been asked multiple times if Hill’s character is based on him. (TMZ)
New York rapper Troy Ave has heavily co-signed the new Tupac Shakur biopic.
A few days ago, Houston rapper Scarface singled out All Eyez On Me‘s authenticity.
“We never looked at each other like we were each other’s favorite rapper, which we were. But we were just friends. Every show we did together, it was Pac and me and MC Breed. If MC Breed’s not in that movie then it ain’t no real Pac movie. If the D.O.C. wasn’t mentioned in that movie, that’s not a real Pac movie. You see what I’m saying? … So if them n*ggas not in that movie and that sh*t wasn’t sanctioned by the people who grew up with Pac – I don’t believe, look, if a motherf*cker put an album out on me when I’m dead, man, don’t buy that sh*t. If a motherf*cker try to shoot a movie on me, and I’m dead? Don’t go see that sh*t, my n*gga. Let me rest, man. And I love Pac to death man, but let that man rest.”
This week, hip-hop executive Wack 100 called out people not criticizing 50 Cent for bashing All Eyez On Me.