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.
Rapper Daz Dillinger claims he holds the rights to the track “Ambitionz Az a Ridah” … prominently heavily featured in the “All Eyez on Me” movie.
But Daz claims BMG publishing house begs to differ, insisting only it can green light the song for the flick.
Thus, there’s now a standoff.
Daz reportedly sued BMG back in April alleging he is owed more than $75K from the publishing house.
Daz Dillinger Responds
Tha Dogg Pound rapper posted a video on Instagram to refute the story.
“Just seen that TMZ shit,”
“Ain’t nothing derailed about that Tupac All Eyez On Me movie.
My homeboy L.T. Hutton, Benny Boom full blast with that motherfucker.
It’s D-A to the Z. All eyes on, you know what I’m saying?
BMG, eOne, muah, you little pretty bitch.”
Hutton reposted Dillinger’s video to his own Instagram page.
“ALL GOOD!!! STOP ASKING ME ABOUT NON SENSE PEOPLE WE GOOD #alleyezonme #tupac @truthabouttupac @alleyezmovie”
he writes for the caption of the clip.
Dillinger is also working on a movie called DPG 4 Life to tell the story of Tha Dogg Pound.
Curtis Young, who is set to play his father, Dr. Dre, said in August that the filmmakers were still seeking funding and a director at the time.
The official trailer was released last month on the West Coast legend’s 45th birthday.
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.
The film is produced by L.T. Hutton and directed by Benny Boom.