Director/writerJohn Singletonis in need prayers everybody. Family members say he has suffered a stroke.

Earlier this week he checked himself into an LA area hospital after experiencing weakness in his leg. A family member toldTMZthat Singleton had flown back from Costa Rica and the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.

Doctors are said to be performing tests and also doing rehab. TAs of this posting our knowledge of the situation is limited, but his stroke is described as “mild.”

We will of course keep you updated on John’s condition.

We spoke to the legendary director about the release a newly remastered “Poetic Justice,” his classic film starring Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson. Surprisingly, he referred to Tupac as “not that good of a rapper.” Yes he did. Read on for the full story …

Ice Cube’s loss was apparently Tupac Shakur‘s gain.

The former Digital Underground member may have gained a lead role and more fans with acting in John Singleton‘s “Poetic Justice,” but had things turned out differently, it would’ve been Cube, instead of Shakur who moviegoers would’ve seen as Lucky. As Singleton noted, starring in a love story was not an option for Cube.

“Tupac got in to the movie because Ice Cube was supposed to star opposite Janet Jackson,” Singleton admitted. “I go to Ice Cube and I said, ‘I want you to be in a romance.’ He said, ‘Man, I can’t do that. I’m not a romantic guy.’”

Singleton’s comments come on the day the day (02-05-19) “Poetic Justice is released on Blu-ray™ with all-new bonus content, Including never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, original screen test and retrospective interview with the director.

As fate wold prove, Shakur’s unforgettable movie debut in “Juice” was the signal for Singleton to recruit the future rap legend for “Poetic Justice.” Shakur’s interest in working with Singleton was already there, but it was the chance to work with Jackson that closed the deal.

“So Cube turned me down. And I had just saw ‘Juice.’ I would call up Tupac and I was like, ‘I want to do a movie with you.’ and he’s like ‘What?’ Tupac and I were only two years apart. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I think we can do some good work together.’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah.’ And so we met up. ‘You want to do a movie with me?’ He said ‘Yeah.’ I say, ‘You want to do a movie with Janet Jackson?’ He said, ‘Hell yeah.’”

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