Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tupac's Mum Sues Company Over His Movie

Amaru Entertainment has responded to a lawsuit over the rights to the film adaptation of rapper Tupac Shakur. MorganCreek filed the lawsuit against Amaru Entertainment in Los Angeles Superior Court last week. The lawsuit claims Amaru Entertainment is in breach of contract for refusing "to honour and perform a contract of a production of the film based on the life of Tupac Shakur." "Tupac touched so many people in his brief life and it makes me feel honored in keeping his message alive," Afeni Shakur told the media in a statement. "And I want to do so with integrity - in the right way with the right people...That's what Tupac would have wanted." Another rep for Amaru was more candid about the lawsuit and claimed it had "no merit." Amaru Entertainment is now filing a counter-lawsuit against Morgan Creek over the movie and sabotage allegations. "Sadly, MorganCreek decided to take advantage of this situation and attempt to frustrate our project by interfering with our business relationships," the rep stated. "We will not be frightened by MorganCreek's tactics and we are absolutely confident that the movie will be produced and released."

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