by Nsenga K. Burton
Allen Hughes, one half of the iconic Hughes Brothers film directing team (Menace to Society, Dead Presidents, American Pimp, From Hell and The Book of Eli) is finally speaking about what happened between Tupac and him on the set of the film classic Menace to Society. Hughes is currently promoting his latest film, Broken City, starring Russell Crowe, Jeffrey Wright, Mark Wahlberg and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Hughes directed the film without his brother Albert.
In a thoughtful and insightful interview, Hughes discusses his friendship, brotherhood, fallout and reconnection with the late rapper Tupac whom he spoke about with honesty, reverence and humility. This is the first time that the director has discussed his relationship with Tupac on-air. Media personality Sway conducts the interview, which demonstrates that Hughes is a master storyteller and that there are many sides to one story. Please watch the interview below in its entirety. It is worth every minute.