“I’m putting it on hold until it’s right. We’ve got to get it right.”

Though it got the green light earlier this year, it looks like the long awaited biopic on Tupac Shakur has been put on hold until further notice according to director John Singleton, XXL reveals.

“Well, we’re putting it on hold for right now. 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 Boyz In The Hood director told the magazine.

This isn’t an abandonment, rather Singleton spoke about how he is still very dedicated to the project, he just wants to take the time to do it right. A big part of that comes from his personal relationship with Shakur.

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. A lot of people are really going for the okie doke, they’re really not trying to say anything in their music. You can dance and party to have stuff going on but you know at a certain time when you look around you, you gotta say, “What’s going on with my people? Can I do something from the heart to elevate my people?” He was about that. It was a very introspective virus.

Head to XXL for the full interview where Singleton discusses the project, shares his feelings on Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly, and other comments that prove he’s exactly the kind of mind that should be behind a Tupac film when it finally does happen.



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