Kat Graham a Swiss-born actress known for playing Bonnie Bennett on The CW The Vampire Diaries nabbed the role as playing Jada in the Tupac Biopic. Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur unfortunately passed away on May 2, 2016 before she could see the finished film. Kat Graham goes on to tell ET reporters that Jada said she “trusted” Kat with playing the role of her and Kat assured her she would work extra hard to accomplish that. All Eyez On Me: Tupacs Biopics cast, produced by LT Hutton and directed by Benny Boom has Tupac Shakur played by Demetrius Shipp Jr. Dominic L. Santana who played Suge Knight and Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur. Benny Boom promised fans that there would be special highlights in the film with the connections the Shakurs had with The Black Panther Party and Tupac’s close relationship with is mother Afeni. Afeni Shakur passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2016 at the age of 69 in California before the film could air or even a secure release date. The rapper was shot on the Vegas strip in Nevada while riding with manager Suge Knight following his attendance to a Mike Tyson fight on Sept. 7, 1996. The killer was never caught.
If you don’t already know the history between the ageless charismatic actress Jada Pinkett Smith and the late rapper Tupac Shakur they were high school friends and as Jada tells Howard Stern on Sirius XM’s Radio last week, “When you have two young people who have very strong feelings, but there was no physical chemistry between us at all, and it wasn’t even just for me! It was him too.” Jada goes on to tell Howard that now that she is an adult she can now better process the relationship that was between them. Jada Pinkett Smith who is the wife of actor Will Smith tells Stern that an intimate relationship with the rapper just wasn’t meant to be. Jada tells Howard Stern about a time when the two tried to see what would happen, “There was a time when I was like, “Just kiss me! Let’s just see how this goes.” And when I tell you it had to be the most disgusting kiss for us both. The only way I can put it is, the higher power just did not want that.” Tupacs net worth at the time of his mothers death was $50 million.