(Video) An Emotional Jada Pinkett Smith Discusses Tupac Biopic In An Interview
Jada Pinkett Smith, along with Regina Hall, and film producer, Will Packer, stopped by V-103 in Atlanta on Wednesday to promote their forthcoming film, Girls Trip. While promoting the movie, Jada was brought to tears when discussing the Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me.
Jada Is Still In Her Feelings:
Girls Trip will be in theaters soon, so Jada, Regina, and Will Packer are making their rounds to promote it, which brought them to V-103. In the beginning of their interview, everything was all good, as they chopped it up and laughed together. Then it came to a screeching halt when host, Ryan Cameron shifted the conversation to ask Jada to share her feelings on the Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me.
It’s been nearly 21 years since the death of the iconic Tupac. The highly anticipated biopic, All Eyez On Me, was released on ‘Pac’s birthday and many of us couldn’t wait to see it. However, many fans of the rapper had second thoughts about seeing the movie when his long term friend, Jada Pinkett-Smith, slammed it. On a side note: At first I was skeptical, especially after hearing Jada’s side of things. But now I’m glad I went to see All Eyez On Me because it turns out that they did an incredible job with their portrayal of ‘Pac’s life story in my opinion, although I do understand Jada’s problem with it. Anywho, back to Jada though…
On the day of the film’s release, she took to social media to blast the film for its inaccurate portrayal of her friendship with the late legendary rapper. See what all Jada had to say here.
Here’s What Jada Said About Her Pain In New Interview
During the V-103 interview, because he took Jada’s word as “bond”, Cameron shared that he decided not to see the movie after hearing Jada’s take on the film. Jada shared that her comments were not to discourage people from seeing the film. However, she wanted people to know that the movie’s portrayal of her relationship with Tupac was inaccurate:
“What you’re seeing in regards to my relationship with 2Pac is not true,” Jada told The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith and Jarard J Wednesday; reiterating what she said on social media the weekend “All Eyez On Me” hit theaters. My relationship was really special and it was very complicated; and I just felt like [the movie] was a huge disservice. My relationship with Pac would have shown people a true, what he truly was. Cause it’s one thing to see Pac’s persona, publicly, and who he was personally.”
Fighting back tears, the actress explained that because their relationship was so “special and important,” she felt it was disrespectful across the board. Candidly, Jada revealed that the people behind the film know her because of their business relationship with her. Pinkett-Smith said the fact that she knows the “Code Black dudes” who helped distribute the film made things “even more painful” because they all did the 2012 film, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, together.
“I thought it was just handled in a very disrespectful way, and I felt like it was exploitive of me and Pac, how they used our relationship to sell a movie, and I just felt like it was tomb-raiding in regards to Pac,” she continued.
So emotional, Jada had to stop and compose herself as it was difficult for her to speak.
“I feel like we as black people, we have got to protect those individuals that we say are important to us, to our history and to our culture. We can not expect other people to do that if we’re not willing to do that ourselves. Pac is precious to us. If you really feel like you did right by Pac, then congratulations,” Pinkett Smith said almost admonishingly. “But if you didn’t, really sit with that. Cause I hope next time if you get an opportunity to make another movie about a legend you’ll do a different thing.”