Allen Hughes Talks Directing 'Menace II Society' & Fall Out W/Tupac Shakur. *UPDATE* Hughes Details Pac Having Crips Jump Him & Says His Death Was 'Bigger Than The Loss Of James Dean' [Video]


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It's been twenty years since the release of the hood classic Menace II Society. Director Allen Hughes recently sat down with with Sway In the Morning to talk about the film.


One of the most talked about incidents surrounding the making of the film involved Tupac Shakur. He was originally cast in the movie to play the role of Sharif. A rift developed on the set between Tupac and the Hughes brothers. They eventually fired him. Pac was so angry he later physically assaulted them.


The Hughes brothers filed charges against him and he ended up serving 15 days in jail for the assault.



Allen talks to Sway about how he initially met Tupac, the change he saw in him after he played the role of Bishop in Juice and Pac's erratic behavior on the set of Menace II Society.


Allen Hughes discusses meeting Tupac Shakur



Allen Hughes talks about Tupac's erratic behavior on the set of Menace II Society


MTV News reports on Tupac's conviction for assaulting Allen Hughes


Tupac talks about assaulting the Hughes brothers on Yo! MTV Raps


**UPDATE** January 14th.


Over the weekend we got the first part of Allen Hughes' story about his relationship with Tupac Shakur and the beginning of their fall out.


Today Sway releases the full interview where Hughes talks about Tupac getting fired from his role in Menace II Society and Tupac later having 12-13 members of The Rolling 40's crips jump him.


According to Hughes the fight started off between just himself and Tupac. He claims that he lifted Pac over his head and slammed him down on the trunk of a truck. As he was getting ready to punch Tupac, The Rolling 40's molly whopped him.


Hughes later acknowledges Tupac's immense talent.


"The tragedy is he was just a rock star," Hughes said. "He was just that talented and more talented than we ever got to see. In fact the thing I tell people is most people don't know is he was dummying himself down for his rap verses. He was making it more simple Simon so people could understand it and connect to it. He was vastly more intelligent than his rhymes or his music. He was a voracious reader. He was a sweet, sweet kind man. He was multi-talented we know that. He had a humongous heart. And the thing with him, like a lot of young black males he had mad daddy issues. I got them that's why we connected. I feel like we lost someone bigger than Marilyn Monroe or James Dean."


Hughes also criticizes Quentin Tarantino for his excessive use of the word "n*gger" in his movies.


The story picks up at the 15-minute mark of the video below.



Allen Hughes talks about his his fight with Tupac, getting jumped by crips, criticizes Quentin Tarantino for use of the n-word in his films and praises Tupac's talent.

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Comment by Gutta on January 15, 2013 at 12:31am
@Frankie Dolo Shut Your Punkass Up And Let 2Pac Rest In Peace
Comment by KEEPIT100 on January 15, 2013 at 12:14am
@Frankiedolo are u just stupid or what...what the f*** do u call a street dude pac was from da gutta he stayed in da worst hood in baltimore and da worst hood in oakland so how can u grow up in da streets wit a crackhead mama and not be a street dude?? explain dat cause u so caught up n hatin dat u not makin sense drake is not a street dude rick ross is not a street dude but pac was really from da bottom...
Comment by jBrizzle on January 15, 2013 at 12:04am
Pac was from the street wtf you talking about! He was just more intelligent than your avergae brotha! Pac lived in the Bay area rolling with real G's. He did shoot two crooked crooked under cover cops! To me thats a real man.
Comment by FRANKIE DOLO on January 14, 2013 at 8:12pm
Like I said in da last post PAC wasn't about that street life, he was just spitting that s*** to get the masses attention so he could feed y'all some real knowledge but like Martin Malcolm x and other brothers who trying to teach the truth they get murk.... Im not taking nothing from PAC because he was a great artist but c'mon son PAC wasn't know street n**** stop it
Comment by JRoC on January 14, 2013 at 6:16pm
keizer soze your comment about pac in the movie scene is irrelevant (ITS A MOVIE)!!!!!!!!! smh
Comment by KEIZER SOZE on January 14, 2013 at 5:17pm
HOMEY said PAC was 140 WET with a BRICK & He was 210 on a LIGHT DAY ... PAC was 5'9 & I dont know how TALL HUGHES is But its POSSIBLE .. He might SLIGHTLY EXAGGERATED having PAC ABOVE his HEAD But I BELIEVE him PAC was CRACKHEAD SKINNY with NO MUSCLES at ALL BEFORE he did his BID in CLINTON MAX or whatever
Comment by KEIZER SOZE on January 14, 2013 at 4:31pm
Comment by Chasingdapesos on January 14, 2013 at 4:17pm
Hughes did not lift Pac over his head and slam him as he claimed. N**** please. that n**** look tiny and short like 5'5 and talking about lifting pac over his head. You seem too many WWF. Get the fu*k out here with that B.S
Comment by KEIZER SOZE on January 14, 2013 at 4:06pm
Comment by DreamChaser on January 14, 2013 at 3:41pm
How these Hughes faggots be makin hood films and be talkin these telling shet on thug legend... Fogg tha Hughes negga! R.I.P 2Pac.

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