Tupac’s biopic is set to hit theaters June 16th.
Producer LT Hutton and director Benny Boom stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club and revealed that John Singleton (once a director for All Eyez On Me) wanted 2pac to get raped in a scene.
Singleton previously expressed to The Breakfast Club that he was not supporting All Eyez on Me.
LT Hutton and Benny Boom explained where the differences came from:
“We parted ways over creative differences and if I was to put those differences out there, the world would understand,” said Hutton. “To make it about you, that was the problem. This is not about you. It’s not my story. It’s Tupac’s story. It’s not about Benny Boom. It wasn’t about him. It is about Tupac.”
“There were a multitude of things that he wanted to do that just weren’t flattering to Tupac himself. It was almost like, ‘What are you doing?’” Hutton continued. “You knew what was going on, and now you want to defame the guy. Not on my watch.”
Singleton wanted multiple sex scenes in the movie that were far too explicit, like 2pac attempting to perform anal sex on a woman, and Afeni Shakur having a threesome. Hutton said many white financial bankers did not approve any of the content.
I’m glad Benny Boom, and LT Hutton are releasing Tupac’s story. From what I’ve heard the movie is great, and it really honors and gives you an insight on the life of Tupac Shakur.
The full interview: