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Creators of Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ sued by music journalist for infringement

Creators of Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ sued by music journalist for infringement

While “All Eyez on Me,” the long-gestating biopic of prolific, slain rapper Tupac Shakur, was mostly a hit with fans, the film has been derided by critics, and its authenticity has been questioned by both friends of the late rapper and hip-hop heavyweights.

And on Friday, former Vibe journalist Kevin Powell filed a federal lawsuit against Morgan Creek, Lionsgate, and the producers and writers of the film for copyright-infringement. Powell in the suit admits to having concocted a made-up character” in his articles; a figure with the same name appears in “All Eyez on Me.”

“While some of the content in these articles was factual, some portions of the article...

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