The new 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me had what you might call a shaky first weekend. Although the movie brought in a decent amount of money during its opening weekend at the box office, it also came under fire for what a number of people noticed were historical inaccuracies with the movie. In a biopic—particularly one about a beloved figure—that’s just inexcusable.
While people like Jada Pinkett Smith expressed their disdain over the altered history, others took a more comedic approach. Daquan, the meme king of Instagram, was one of the leaders of the roast session directed at All Eyez On Me, and his caption of “I left when I saw Pac playin 2k17” directed at the movie inspired an army of copycats.
Rapper 50 Cent was quick to reference an alleged appearance from an iPhone in the movie as well, slandering the movie across a series of Instagram posts. Including a piece of technology that didn’t exist when ‘Pac was alive would be a pretty important detail to miss, if in fact it really happened.
Twitter users didn’t seem to care whether 50’s claim was real or not. A barrage of ahistorical timelines and events that probably didn’t take place in All Eyez On Me hit Twitter, reducing the movie to a meme in mere hours.
I left when PAC pulled out a figet spinner.
— Boston George (@marc__herrera) June 18, 2017
Nigga said I left the theater when Pac unfollowed Biggie on instagram 😂
— C.R. (@ceerob_) June 18, 2017
I left when PAC called quavo for a feature.😭😭 pic.twitter.com/935RBCCsOl
— Tadrian Taylor (@Devoid23) June 18, 2017
I left when pac started playing mask off on the flute #AllEyezOnMe
— T (@TianaTait) June 18, 2017
I left the Pac movie when he visited Obama at the White House
— Captain Feminist (@G_taylor_based) June 18, 2017
i left when Pac said he’s going to join the Warriors to win a ring
— nice cube™ (@MattydeLaGhetto) June 18, 2017
I left the theater when I saw Pac vibing to Playboi Carti in the movie
— oɥʇ ǝɟɐs ǝq (@Bipolar_B) June 17, 2017
I left the movie when Pac was wearing a Gucci belt and Some Yeezys smh
— $ilk Swisha (@SilkSwisha) June 18, 2017
LEFT THE MOVIE THEATER WHEN PAC STARTED SINGING “I DONT REALLY CARE IF YOU CRYYYY” ON IG LIVE
— Cheke Ex Labá (@ChekeCur) June 18, 2017
I left the pac movie when he started to play xbox. SMH 😤
— Mikey (@kilacarmine) June 18, 2017
I left when Pac said cavs in 7😂😂
— G Baby (@TeamHaisley) June 18, 2017
Wading through the memes, maybe you can start to see why 50 Cent said All Eyez On Me was, “like I was watching a Lifetime TV movie in a theater.” For it to be bad and inaccurate enough to inspire such a ridiculous meme, it really had to have pushed the wrong buttons.
Producer L.T. Hutton clapped back at the criticism over the weekend, but it’s probably too late to recover from this one. But who knows, if people find the meme this funny, maybe there’s a market for a sequel—if we’re going ahistorical, I wouldn’t be opposed to a buddy cop movie featuring 2Pac and hologram 2Pac.