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Surprise Surprise, Tupac Biopic Has been Delayed

Due to licensing issues, the forthcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, has been delayed. It was expected to be released in September this year, but is now projected to premiere later in the year.

According to NME, the film’s production team are facing licensing issues for the track Ambitionz Az A Ridah, off the album after which the biopic is named. Dogg Pound‘s Daz Dillinger contributed to production on the track and has claimed rights, which are currently being disputed by publishers BMG, who argue that they are the sole owners. Dillinger is alleging that BMG owes him $75,000.

The biopic is now scheduled for a November release. However, considering the film (and many proposed Tupac films before it) has already faced many issues, it’s not going to be that surprising if there are more delays.

The film is set to star Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac Shakur, Jamal Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G, who previously played the late rapper in his own biopic, Notorious, Danai Gurira as Afenia Shakur, Stefon Washington as Puff Daddy, Grace Gibson as Faith Evans and more.

UPDATE: Daz Dillinger refutes the claim.

Earlier this year on what would’ve been Tupac’s 45th birthday, the production team released the film’s first official trailer. Watch below:

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