Jada Pinkett Smith took to Twitter this morning to criticize the new Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me,” saying that the way it portrays her relationship with the late rapper is “deeply hurtful.”
She began with a tweet saying, “Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in ‘All Eyez On Me’ to stand as truth.”
Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth.
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) June 16, 2017
The “Gotham” actress then issued a series of tweets refuting specific incidents in the movie, including Tupac (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) reading her (as played by “The Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham) a poem and having an argument with her backstage.
She added, “The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.”
She didn’t fault the actors, however, saying, “@KatGraham and @Dshippjr this is no fault of yours. Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles. You both did a beautiful job with what you were given. Thank you both.”
She finished by saying, “Happy birthday Pac, you are cradled in my heart for eternity. I love you.”
Critics weren’t very impressed with the biopic either, calling it “a ploddingly pedestrian dramatization of Tupac Shakur’s brief, tumultuous life” (THR), and “a by-the-numbers biopic that trades on the worst clichés of the hip-hop world” (Globe and Mail).
“All Eyez on Me” opened today in theaters.