“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.