Producer Calls Out John Singleton For Trashing Tupac Biopic
LT Hutton, one of the producer’s of the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me, is not a fan of some of the comments John Singleton made about the film. As previously reported, the director who was phased out of directing the film, says he refuses to watch it.
I haven’t watched it, and I refuse to watch itI know that they f**ked it up, so I’m not even trying to give it attention. I didn’t want to make [the film] for many, many years. First of all, people wanted the story to be told, but I was so close to him. I was too close to tell the story of it. I saw other directors come on and something clicked in me saying I wanted to do it. I told the company if y’all m****af**kas want to do this, you gotta get the f**k out my face and let me do this movie.
Serious, his soul wasn’t going to rest unless this film was done right. It’s not about just some rapper. It’s about a dude who was raised to be a revolutionary. He may not have been the next Malcolm X, but he had the potential to be a great leader in this country. They want to make the Tupac story that involves them and not THE Tupac story. I did a great script, and I thought they were going to go forward with it, but because I’m so mouthy and opinionated, some people don’t like to work with a black man in Hollywood who has an opinion. I knew they weren’t going to make a good movie at all and they didn’t.
Hutton caught wind of the comments and reacted on social media. While he didn’t state Singleton’s name, many speculate that it was a direct response to him. Posting a video he wrote:
LET ME JUST SAY THIS !! THERE IS WAY MORE TO PUTTING OUT A FILM THAN JUST SAYING WHAT’S THE RELEASE DATE WHERE IS THE TRAILER!! HOLLYWOOD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO MESS THIS FILM UP! SO THAT MEANS AS LONG AS IT TAKES! THE NEGATIVE BULLSH*T PEOPLE CAN DO ALL THE LAME A** INTERVIEWS THEY WANT AND CAN’T MESS THIS FILM UP !! THIS 10 YEARS OF BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS WAS THE HARDEST THING I HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE BUT I TOOK ON THE FIGHT AND GOT IT DONE !!!! FOR THE CULTURE!!!!! THE FILM WILL SAY IT ALL !!!! 2PAC WROTE HIS ON STORY AND I MADE THIS FILM IN HIS VOICE !!!! IT’S ABOUT 2PAC NOT ABOUT ME NOT A COMPANY NOT ABOUT A DIRECTOR !!!! TUPAC POINT BLANK !!! A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKED VERY HARD ON MAKING THIS HAPPENED AND STILL WORKING THIS HOLLYWOOD SHIT GONE SOMEBODY WHOLE MOUTHPIECE KNOCKED OFF !!!!!!! THIS IS REAL NOT A GAME!!! SUPPORT OR DON’T THE REAL WILL !!!!#alleyzeonmemovie #2pac #tupac #mo
And here’s the video of him providing an update on the film.