'All Eyez On Me' Producer Responds To Jada Pinkett Smith's Critique

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Already, Jada Pinkett-Smith and 50 Cent have spoken out against the film, with Pinkett-Smith going so far as to call the film's reimagining of her relationship with Tupac as "deeply hurtful".

Boom appears to have christened the opening weekend with a dinger alongside Power actor Omari Hardwick and All Eyez on Me lead Demetrius Shipp Jr.

He added to the outlet that he's "hurt and disappointed" Jada made a decision to blast the project so publicly, adding that he studied the actress' own words about the late star in interviews to ensure the film was "very responsible" towards her and everyone else's images. Pac never read me that poem. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn't to pursue his career.

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Pinkett Smith said her relationship to Shakur was "too precious" for her not take issue.

However, the movie's producer L.T. Hutton told TMZ.com that he had never meant to precisely recreate Pinkett Smith and Tupac's relationship, but wanted to depict it in the way he thought the rapper would have wanted.

"I've never been to any of Pac's shows by his request", she added. We never had an argument backstage.

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In an interview with TMZ.com, "All Eyez On Me" producer LT Hutton responded to Jada's comments and said he was very disappointed, since she was "all good" with the film prior to its release. "You both did a handsome job with what you were given".

"Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles", she said.

Tupac was 25-years-old when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in 1996.

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