Jada Pinkett-Smith Blasts “All Eyez On Me”
Jada Pinkett-Smith is still none too pleased by the Tupac biopic and she’s once again airing out the movie. The actress who’s currently promoting her film “Girls Trip” recently stopped by Atlanta’s “The Ryan Cameron Morning Show With Wanda Smith” and spoke candidly on her true feelings on “All Eyez On Me” which she previously called “deeply hurtful.”
According to Jada nothing’s changed, her feelings are STILL hurt because the film was a “disservice” to Pac’s legacy.
“What you’re seeing in regards to my relationship with 2Pac is not true,” she told The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith and Jarard J.
“Those posts, the actress explained, were “important to me because 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,” she added. “Cause it’s one thing to see Pac’s persona, publicly, and who he was personally.”
She also flat-out called it “exploitive” and tearfully added that we as a people need to “protect” important individuals to our culture.
“I felt like [‘All Eyez On Me’] 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,” said Jada.
“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 added 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.”
Y I K E S.
Can you really be mad at Jada for wanting to protect the legacy of one of her close friends???
More on the flip.
Jada later explained to V-103’s Big Tigger why speaking on the film brought her to tears.
“Because I can’t kick somebody’s a** or throw a table,” said Jada. “All I can do is cry…I get really angry.”
But with that, Pinkett Smith added;
“I have decided that I will start sharing more, especially since that movie came out. Because I was like, ‘if they only really knew… we adored each other. It was really about survival between us.
“When people hold you down when you really need to be held down, you just never forget that.”