The journalist claims that many of the scenes were based off of information that came out of his interviews and articles. There's also a character in the movie that very closely resembles Powell. 

In a statement the writer says, "After a great deal of thought and consultation with many, including my attorneys, I have filed a federal lawsuit against the producers and writers of ALL EYEZ ON ME, the new Tupac Shakur biopic, for copyright infringement,” it reads. “After viewing the movie twice in the past few days, it is clear that my exclusive Vibe cover stories on Tupac Shakur (when he was alive), were lifted, without proper credit or compensation of any kind to me, and used in ALL EYEZ ON ME. As the owner of the copyright to these articles, ALL EYEZ ON ME infringed on my rights by using content and narrative that was exclusive to my writings.”

The movie was released to very mixed reviews, and was even shot down by 50 Cent as well as close, personal friend of Tupac, Jada Pinkett-Smith who found the portrayal of their relationship as "deeply hurtful."