Jada Pinkett Smith calls her portrayal in Tupac biopic “deeply hurtful”

Jada Pinkett Smith calls her portrayal in Tupac biopic “deeply hurtful”

Jada Pinkett Smith calls her portrayal in Tupac biopic “deeply hurtful”

Jada Pinkett Smith had her relationship with the late Tupac Shakur featured in a new biopic – All Eyez on Me –  and she didn’t like it.

“Forgive me… my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in ‘All Eyez on Me’ to stand as truth,” Pinkett Smith wrote in a series of tweets Friday.

The 45-year-old actress said Tupac never read her the poem he wrote about her in “The Rose That Grew From Concrete.”

She also claims she didn’t know about the poem until the book was published.

Pinkett Smith also speaks about other aspects of the film which she claims are not portrayed accurately.

“Pac never said goodbye to me before leaving for LA. |He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career … I’ve never been to any of Pac’s shows by his request. We never had an argument backstage,” she claims. “The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.”

Despite her issues with the film, Pinkett Smith praised the film’s stars. Kat Graham plays Pinkett Smith, and Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays Tupac.

“This is no fault of yours,” she wrote. “Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles. You both did a beautiful job with what you were given. Thank you both.”

Producer LT Hutton said he was “disappointed” and “hurt” by the actress’s words because he feels the movie was about “the truth,” though some scenes may have been dramatized to further the story.

“I respect the hell out of Ms. Smith,” Hutton told TMZ. “I was very responsible with everyone.”

Pinkett Smith, who has been married to Will Smith since 1997, was open about her platonic relationship with Tupac, who was shot and killed in 1996.

“If Pac and I had any kind of sexual chemistry, we might have killed each other because we were both so passionate. And you know, we loved deeply. It was hard enough with us just being friends. It was a volatile relationship,” she told Howard Stern.

All Eyez On Me opened in theaters Friday.

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