OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY AMARU ENTERTAINMENT REGARDING THE MORGAN CREEK LAWSUIT
Lawsuit Against AMARU “has no merit”
In recent days there have been reports on news channels and various web sites about a lawsuit filed against Amaru Entertainment over the rights to the movie biography of iconic hip hop figure, entertainer and activist Tupac Shakur (2Pac).
Amaru Entertainment has released a statement to clarify this situation. Official Statement by Amaru Entertainment Regarding the Morgan Creek Lawsuit:
We at Amaru Entertainment would like to clarify some of the recent media reports concerning a lawsuit filed by Morgan Creek Productions. This lawsuit has no merit. We felt it was important to bring the story of Tupac Shakur (2Pac), one of music’s most remarkable icons, to life onscreen and, in realizing this vision, we sought to find the best partner who would be true to Tupac’s vision and bring his unique story to life on the big screen.
In doing so, we have taken every step to ensure that our partner in this process is committed to the integrity of Tupac Shakur’s legacy and, more importantly, that they are the right people. To that end, we have been in discussions and negotiations with several major studios and production companies, including Morgan Creek Productions. However, at no time did we have an agreement with Morgan Creek.
Sadly, Morgan Creek decided to take advantage of this situation and attempt to frustrate our project by interfering with our business relationships. We will not be frightened by Morgan Creek’s tactics and we are absolutely confident that the movie will be produced and released. Tupac’s story is what Hollywood legends are made of – and we want to make sure that the movie tells Tupac’s story like it should be told and lives up to everyone’s expectations.
“Tupac touched so many people in his brief life and it makes me feel honored in keeping his message alive. And I want to do so with integrity – in the right way with the right people,” says Afeni Shakur. “That’s what Tupac would have wanted.”
*Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur helped produce the widely acclaimed documentary, “Tupac: Resurrection” in 2003.
This statement has been posted to Tupac Shakur’s official websites:
www.2paclegacy.com and www.wasf.org . Please visit and support these sites. They are the only “OFFICIAL” Pac sites on the net.
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Off for 3 weeks and now I am back. Been reading a few websites including this one. I have also been listening to a few talk radio shows and doing more listening than writing.
Where are we headed in these days of change ? I noticed that someone from the inside (LAPD I guess) has sold a picture of Rhianna to TMZ. Only for $62,000 dollars. Why not $200,000 dollars? Can anything be bought for a price?
Xzibit mentioned going to a gay club with Superhead that Diddy dragged them too after another party. Superhead already mentioned it in her book a while ago. Why is Xzibit just now speaking on it? I do believe Xzibit but where does that leave Tigga if Superhead is 100% truth? lol… I just read this, so I am not gossiping. Just passing on info.
Everything about Chris and Rhianna, I have been fast forwarding. It get’s boring after a while. IF Chris did what they said he did, of course he needs a fade by somebody his size. But he don’t have to worry about Jay Z doing anything. Jay spoke on it, but real people move in silence Jigga Man.
Lovin that new Dr Dre, T.I. and Nas song “Topless”. Don’t know who cd it is on, but it is bangin…Also diggin the new Camron song “I Hate My Job”… That song is dope & funny. That one should automatically go platinum.
Who cares about the Oscars. We know who isn’t going to win this year! Is that negative ?
Keesha Rowe cd is very close to being finished with no name artist on it. I promise noise will be made. We will be doing a FULL interview on her with new photos and music here at www.thuglifearmy.com 1st !
The stimulus package is more confusing than Tom and John’s religious belief. Oooops…. I trust Obama knows what he is doing as I continue to read upon it.
The music industry continues to suffer. Artist are now their own bosses and have to act as if you are the label. Continued hustle is what it will take to succeed. Use everything available to you to get out there. Don’t give up and ignore the haters. You should do just fine.
I promised the interview with Rashad “Big Rush” Coes who was part of the production team that put together Ice Cube’s Death Certificate album. Maybe the best rap cd EVER ! That will be coming soon as I promised.
Read something lovely on a bumper sticker the other day. It said: MY WIFE GIVES ME SOUND ADVICE. 99% SOUND & 1% ADVICE. That was funny. I am sure there are people who can relate. Ooook……..
Big Suge been getting into it lately. He helped build a legacy with Death Row Records. I would say kick back & relax on the hangin out. Let them youngsters do that. Build another label quietly and have some imposter corporate people being the everyday face & make hitz…. U knoooow…..
Congradz to Mary Mary on cleaning up on all them awards from different places like the Grammys… To me, the best over all cd for 2008. Gospel or secular. Now what ??? I have that ear…
I have to get out & see that new movie Madea Goes To Jail. I heard it was very good.
NY Post cartoon ? I would just say some folks need firing (Sean Delonas). And like the modern day converted Jew, we need to react & boycott !!! From what I see, that’s exactly what we are doing. Power to the people !