Tupac Shakur John Singleton quits as director of late rapper's biopic

Barely three months after popular director, John Singleton has been announced as director of Tupac Shakur's biographical movie, the Poetic Justice director has quit the set.

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Barely three months after popular director, John Singleton has been announced as director of Tupac Shakur's biographical movie, the Poetic Justice director has quit.

Produced by Randal Emmett, while late rapper's mother, Afeni Shakur, joined the production as an executive producer, the currently untitled film which is expected to focus on Tupac's rise to become a rap legend in the 1990s, has been dumped by the director, who once worked with Tupac and Janet Jackson on the set of  Poetic Justice.

Though the story has reportedly been worked out, and production is expected to begin in June, Singleton pulled out of the movie saying the people involved aren't really respectful of the legacy of the legendary rapper.

 “The reason I am not making this picture is because the people involved aren't really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur. Tupac was much more than a hip hop artist ... He was a black man guided by his passions ... Of most importance was his love of black people and culture ... Something the people involved in this movie know nothing about," Singleton wrote.

Speaking in January, Emmett hinted that only teases of Tupac's early life will be included in the movie, the story will spend a lot of time on the rapper's most successful years.

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