John Singleton was friends with Tupac Shakur, and directed him in Poetic Justice.
He was also attached to the Pac biopic for a number of years, but ended up dropping off of the project because he didn't think it was respectful of Pac's legacy.
Singleton spoke on All Eyez On Me during ComplexCon panel.
"I haven’t watched it and I refuse to watch it," he told the panel. "I know that they fucked it up so I’m not even trying to give it any attention.” "I didn’t want to make it for many, many years,” he continued. “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 motherfuckers want to do this, you gotta get the fuck out my face and let me do this movie."Benny Boom replaced Singleton on the project.
All Eyez On Me had been slated to drop this Friday, November 11.
However, it looks like it's been pushed back to 2017.
Do you think it will be a success, or will Singleton's decision to bail prove to be the right one?