Monday, June 26, 2017

Tupac Shakur Was 'Assaulted By Predatory & Degenerate Prisoners' In ‘All Eyez On Me Script’

An All Eyez On Me script penned by director John Singleton, before he left the Tupac Shakur biopic, included a scene in which the famed rapper was assaulted by a group of 'predatory and degenerate' prisoners.

The 49-year-old filmmaker, who's been outspoken in his disdain for the project since exiting it two years ago, submitted a draft of the script in July of 2014 titled REVISION EIGHT, excerpts of which were posted by TMZ Sunday.

The controversial scene in question took place during Shakur's nine-month stay at Clinton Correctional Facility in New York in 1995 following his December 1994 sex abuse conviction.

In the scene, the guards vacated every prisoner in the library of the facility except for Shakur, then locked him in there with 'about six inmates' described as 'the worst prisoners in this facility.'

One of the prisoners 'licks his lips eyeing ’Pac,' at which point the group attacks Shakur. In the next frame, Shakur was described as felled on the floor with his prison uniform 'ripped to shreds.'

Another scene the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker wrote, that didn't make it into the film, showed Shakur looking on as his mother joined friends for 'adult fun.'

Morgan Creek's Greg Mielcarz confirmed to the outlet that the script was 'one of several versions' the Boyz n the Hood filmmaker submitted during his time on the project. Insiders linked with the director told the outlet that Shakur's mother Afeni had given her blessing over his scripts.

Singleton publicly announced his exit from the project in an April 2015 Instagram post in which he said that 'people involved aren't really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur,' adding that 'they have no true love 4 Pac so this movie will not be made with love!'