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Benny Boom Discusses John Singleton's Criticisms of 'All Eyez on Me'

Benny Boom Discusses John Singleton's Criticisms of 'All Eyez on Me'

Benny Boom Addresses John Singleton's Beef with All Eyez on Me

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UPDATE: Following the release of All Eyez On Me Jada Pinkett Smith has since taken to her Twitter account to dismiss several of the scenes throughout the film focused on her and Tupac’s relationship. “Forgive me…my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth,” Smith wrote.

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It’s been a long process, but Tupac’s biopic, All Eyez on Me, hits the theaters this Friday.

The movie was directed by Benny Boom, a music video legend. However, if you’ve been following the evolution of this movie, you’ll know that Benny Boom wasn’t the original director.

READ: Cop Your Tickets For ‘All Eyez On Me’ Now Before It’s Too Late

Back in 2014, John Singleton was signed on to direct the movie. However by 2015, Singleton was out, claiming that those involved were not being “respectful” of Tupac’s legacy. Singleton has not gone away quietly, criticizing the movie, saying things like “I know they f*cked it up.” 

Benny Boom has spent the last couple of weeks doing press runs for the movie. Singleton’s criticisms of the film have been one of the main points of conversation. It was something that was brought up when Benny appeared on Ebro in the Morning on Hot 97. 

When asked about Singleton’s views that Tupac’s legacy wasn’t being respected, Benny said:

“It’s unfortunate that John took that position. There’s a lot of directors getting taken off projects in Hollywood. It happens. They sign on to movie…[there’s] creative differences…then the directors go on and they do something else. The unfortunate thing is that John just can’t let it go.”

Benny Boom also talked about calling Singleton and trying to get things straightened out:

“I know John. So I called him and spoke to him…he had a point of view that I did not agree with, in terms of why he said what he said. I’m like ‘look, whatever issues you have with the producers you got to put that to the side now because this is my movie now.’ If I went around and came up here and started bashing one of his films without saying his name all you guys would have looked at me like ‘you’re hating on John.’

Benny brought up the fact that, near the end of his life, Tupac wasn’t feeling Singleton. There is leaked audio footage of Pac, who worked with Singleton on Poetic Justice, calling the director “a coward.”

Check out the entire interview below. Their talk, which lasted more than 20 minutes, covers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s reactions to the movie, Benny’s history as a music video director, and more.

Watch the interview below.

SOURCE: HOT 97


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