Tupac’s Mother Files $10 Mil Counter Suit Over Son’s Biopic

Afeni Shakur is not going out without a fight. The mother of the late rap legend Tupac Shakur has filed a $10 million cross-complaint in response to a lawsuit filed by the Morgan Creek production company over the rights to her son’s life.

As XXLMag.com previously reported, Morgan Creek filed suit in February, claiming that they had a completed deal with Shakur’s company Amaru Entertainment to release a Pac biopic, and Amaru backed out.

Shakur denied the existence of any contracts on the alleged arrangement and according to The Hollywood Reporter will file a suit of her own today (March 16). Amaru claims that the production company tried to force them into a deal, and when they shopped around for other arrangements with their competitors, Morgan Creek attempted to ruin the film altogether.

“Instead of negotiating in good faith with (Amaru), they sought to obtain the rights by concocting a non-existent ‘agreement’ and engaging in heavy-handed threats, coercion and intimidation to interfere with and ultimately destroy the film project,” Amaru alleges.

Amaru also claims that Morgan Creek told other interested studios that they owned the rights to the movie. “This was a sleazy and illegal ploy to coerce (Amaru) into a deal,” the cross complaint reads.

As of press time it there is no set date for either party to appear in court. – Elan Mancini

  • corlione39

    SSSSSHHHHAAAADDDDYYYY!!! THA WHYTE MAN WILL NEVA LET THIZZ LEGENDZ SOUL REZT N PEACE ONLY CAUZE HE KNEW 2 MUCH BOOT THA SHADIEZT THA WHYTE MAN HAZ ON THA WORLD N MINORITIEZ!!! I FEEL SORRY 4 AFENI CAUZE THA WHYTE MAN WONT STOP TILL SHEZ RIP 2!!!

  • Keyser Soze

    I love how Afeni just gets paid off her sons death! People hear Dear Mama and think ”Awwwww, how sweet.” But what Black man doesn’t love his Mama? Its not like she was really ever THERE for him? Think about his life for a second. She’s a crack fiend who’s getting paid. At least Biggies Mom really was always there for him!

    • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

      Its better that his mom/family gets his money instead of some suit at a label.

      Im from Georgia and there was a rapper from Savannah, named Camoflauge (had a single called “Cut Friends) and he got killed and his mom/family is still fighting with the label to get his royalties and masters. The industry is mad shady !!!

  • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

    FUCK THE LAWSUIT… WHERE THE FUCK IS THAT FAGGOT LA COP THAT SHOT HIM?

  • lee mangena

    solve the murder of pac afeni.but i respect u unlike these faggots that are saying u were not there 4 pac blahblah.u are doing well to keep pac wit us and making him relevent to hiphop today bigga than elvis