Hollywood Live: Dear Mama, Tupac Documentary Premieres on FX!


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Allen Hughes, the director behind Dear Mama, a documentary series about Tupac’s life and career through his mother’s story, is opening up about how he became involved in the project after the late rapper attacked him as a teen.

In light of the documentary series premiering, Hughes spoke to the AP about how the fight went down in 1993, how he got over it — and when he knew he made the “right decision” to take the project on.

That day, the legendary rapper (born Tupac Amaru Shakur) assaulted Hughes with nearly a dozen gang members after he was fired from the cult classic “Menace II Society.” At the time, Hughes had a friendly relationship with Shakur — who died in September 1996 at age 25 — and even directed his music video for “Brenda’s Got a Baby.”

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