In a series tweets sent out on what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 46th birthday (June 16), Jada Pinkett-Smith debunked the accuracy the new Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me and claimed many the scenes involving her friendship with the slain rapper didn’t exactly go down the way it was portrayed in the film.
“Forgive me … my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth,” she wrote.
At one point in the movie, Tupac, who is played by actor and ‘Pac doppelgänger Demetrius Shipp, Jr., reads a poem to Pinkett-Smith, who is portrayed by actress Kat Graham, but Pinkett-Smith denied he ever shared it with her while he was alive.
“Pac never read me that poem,” she wrote. “I didn’t know that poem existed until it was printed in his book.”
Pinkett-Smith and Tupac were high school classmates in Baltimore, and although there was a chance for a romantic relationship at one point, it never worked out and the two remained close friends until his death in 1996. In an interview with radio host Howard Stern, she described their failed attempt at a kiss.
‘There was a time when I was like, ‘Just kiss me! Let’s just see how this goes,'” she told Stern. “And when I tell you it had to be the most disgusting kiss for us both. The only way I can put it is, the higher power just did not want that.”
As she continued going through the film scene-by-scene, she called the portrayal their relationship as “deeply hurtful,” but was forgiving both Shipp, Jr. and Graham. “To @KatGraham and @Dshippjr this is not fault yours,” she said. “Thank you for bringing so much heart and spirit to your roles.
“You both did a beautiful job with what you were given,” she added. “Thank you both.”
Mrs. Will Smith’s final tweet makes it clear she carries the relationship close to her and cherishes the time she got to spend with the Hip Hop legend. “Happy birthday Pac, you are cradled in my heart for eternity. I love you.”