(AllHipHop News) Journalist/political activist Kevin Powell has filed a lawsuit against the directors of “All Eyez On Me,” claiming producers used his copyrighted interviews in Vibe magazine, without his permission.
Kevin claims a significant portion of the “All Eyez On Me” movie co-ops the interviews he did with Tupac at Clinton Correctional Facility, where the rapper was held in 1995, after being convicted of sexual assault charges.
“After a great deal of thought and consultation with many, including my attorneys, I have filed a federal lawsuit against the producers and writers of ‘All Eyez On Me’, the new Tupac Shakur biopic, for copyright infringement. After viewing the movie twice in the past few days, it is clear that my exclusive Vibe cover stories on Tupac Shakur (when he was alive), were lifted, without proper credit or compensation of any kind to me, and used in ‘All Eyez On Me.’ As the owner of the copyright to these articles, ‘All Eyez On Me’ infringed on my rights by using content and narrative that was exclusive to my writings.”
They even used Kevin’s likeness by using actor Hill Harper, who plays the journalist interviewing Tupac in prison during the movie.
“I am seeking justice and a resolution in this matter that is fully fair to me and all the work I’ve done throughout the years, as an author and protector of the Tupac Shakur narrative,” Kevin Powell said.