Benny Boom Not Feeling John Singleton’s Comments On Tupac Biopic
And as GQ notes, he’s taken repeated shots at “All Eyez on Me” since. He even told HipHopDX that he refuses to watch trailers for the film.
“I haven’t watched it and I refuse to watch it.” he said. While speaking with activist Deray Mckesson, Singleton gave insight into his attachment to the biopic and why things fell through.
“I didn’t want to make it for many, many years,” he explained. “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. You have to remember, at first we had a working relationship and then a brotherhood. I saw other directors come on and something clicked in me saying I wanted to do it. I told the company if y’all want to do this, you gotta get out my face and let me do this movie.”