Acclaimed film director, John Singleton, has been replaced as the director of the highly-anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic film. John Singleton is the director of classic urban films like Boyz N The Hood and Poetic Justice, the latter of which led to a relationship as friends between actor Tupac and Singleton.

Singleton took to Instagram to voice his frustration with Morgan Creek, the film’s producers, saying that they have no respect for Tupac‘s life or legacy. His caption reads:

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 be 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 going 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 Yall think about that?!!


Everyone knows that a movie about Pac‘s life without the vision of John Singleton (who basically shaped Black movies of the 80s and 90s ESPECIALLY in California) would fall apart under the direction of anyone else. Let’s hope that the film producers won’t totally screw it up, but we’d also like to see another production team sign on to help Singleton remake Tupac‘s life the way it deserves to be seen.