Quote: "I'm germinating over that time, and talking to old friends, and having these emotional moments. I met Tupac through Queen Latifah in New York at this party that we were at... We were just partying, having a good time, just casually. Then I saw him again at the Beverly Center... in L.A. He was walking around, talking to girls at the mall... Then I saw him do his first interview... (when) he declared war on black Hollywood... He was like, ‘F**k Spike Lee, f**k Eddie Murphy, f**k Quincy Jones...’ And I was like, 'I want to work with him!'" Director John Singleton on preparing for his upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic.
Quote: "They ain’t letting the black people tell the stories. (Studio executives say), ‘We’re going to take your stories but, you know what? You’re going to go starve over here and we’re not going to let you get a job.’ The so-called liberals that are in Hollywood now are not as good as their parents or ancestors. They feel that they’re not racist. They grew up with hip-hop, so (they) can’t be racist: 'I like Jay Z, but that don’t mean I got to give you a job’." Moviemaker John Singleton insists Hollywood is still a tough place for black directors.