Tupac Film ‘All Eyez on Me’ Slapped With 2nd Lawsuit In 2 Days

Tupac Film ‘All Eyez on Me’ Slapped With 2nd Lawsuit In 2 Days
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As All Eyez On Me continues gaining revenue, a woman has claimed she hasn’t earned a dime on a track with Tupac Shakur.

While derided by critics, the popular Tupac Shakur biography All Eyez On Me continues posting strong box office numbers.  Now, following the film’s success, the rapper’s estate has been hit with another lawsuit.

Natasha Walker sang back-up on Tupac’s famous hit, Bury Me A G.  According to court documents, she allegedly made a deal with the late rapper to have equal ownership over the song.  Walker claims that she has yet to receive a single dime from the song.  She previously formed part of early 90s R&B and hip-hop group Y?N-Vee.  The group only released one album, the self-titled Y&N-Vee in 1994. TMZ first broke the story.

One key problem that Walker lawsuit faces is California’s statute of limitations.  The state limits these claims to just four years.  Walker’s lawyer, however, says that she back-up singer deserves money from the track as it still makes money.  Walker, says her attorney, has “every right” to claim unpaid royalties.

Walker’s court filing comes just days after All Eyez On Me was hit with a lawsuit.  Last Friday, former Vibe journalist Kevin Powell alleged that the popular biopic All Eyez On Me stole specific passages from articles he wrote in the 90s.  The film features several completely fictional characters and events that never actually occurred.  Powell alleges that the fictional characters and events match his own fictional aspects and embellishments.  He demanded “justice and a resolution…that is fully fair.”

Despite California’s statute of limitation, Natasha Walker has asked for back and current royalties.  She also wants to receive damages for not receiving any royalties to date along with attorney’s fees.

Tupac Shakur’s biopic, All Eyez On Me, has earned $43.8 million so far on a $40 million budget.

via Digital Music News

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