Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ on Hold Because of Song Dispute
The highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me has hit a snag in post-production as a dispute over the rights of a song intended to be used in the movie could put a hold on the film's release.
The song in question is "Ambitionz as a Ridah" off Pac's 1996 double album All Eyez on Me. According to TMZ, Tha Dogg Pound's Daz Dillinger claims to own the rights to the track as he produced the instrumental for the song. But Daz alleges the publishing company BMG is claiming rights to the song, and they say they are the only ones who can authorize use of the track in the film. The issue is reportedly at a standstill.
According to the report, the movie was initially slated for a September release, but this dispute has caused the expected release date for the film to be pushed back to November so the issue can be handled properly. Daz reportedly sued BMG back in April alleging he is owed more than $75K from the publishing house.
Hopefully this doesn't drag on longer than it has to. Fans have been fiending for a proper film on the legendary rapper for years now. Starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Tupac Shakur and directed by Benny Boom, the film began shooting in November 2015 in Atlanta and wrapped in Las Vegas, the site of the iconic rapper's fatal shooting, in April.
On what would have been the rapper's 45th birthday a trailer was released.
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