As everyone awaits the August release of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, another movie has been temporarily halted.
According to XXLMag.com the much anticipated biopic on the late Tupac Shakur has been put on hold.
Director John Singleton revealed that the film is on hold until they “get it right.” He later commented on Hip Hop artists today lacking the heart that Tupac had.
“Well, we’re putting it on hold for right now,” Singleton said. “I’m putting my involvement on hold right now because we’re trying to figure out some things. I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We’ll see. I’m putting it on hold until it’s right. We’ve got to get it right…The thing about it is, not just that I worked with ‘Pac, but we grew up in a similar environment. Where we’re from, you can’t really understand Tupac unless you grew up Black born in America. What he stood for is far beyond the music that he made. It’s what he stood for as a Black man in America. He was one of those people who had so much heart they could never back down. That’s lacking in a lot of people right now. Especially a lot of MCs.”
“So we’re not going to pull the trigger on that until it’s right,” he continued. “If somebody else wants to do something different then they can do something different. But if it’s going to be right, it’s going to be right. It’s going to be something that potentially adorns ‘Pac’s legacy.”