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Janet Jackson caught a cold from Q-Tip during their kissing scene.
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Tupac Shakur got into a heated verbal altercation with an extra on the set. After Shakur made physical threats toward the extra, Maya Angelou pulled Shakur aside and calmed him down.
According to John Singleton, when the 1992 Los Angeles riots occurred during filming, Tupac Shakur left the set to participate in the protest. He returned to the set in time for filming.
In one scene, Justice, played by Janet Jackson, is listening to the Stevie Wonder song "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer". Sixteen years later, Wonder would perform that song at the memorial for Janet's brother, Michael Jackson.
According to Tupac Shakur, Janet Jackson requested that he have an AIDS test before his kissing scene with her. He angrily refused. In a 2011 Vibe magazine article about Shakur, John Singleton claimed that the whole thing was a publicity stunt concocted by Shakur, Jackson and himself. But producer Steve Nicolaides and Shakur's brother, Mopreme Shakur, confirmed the incident in the article.
Ice Cube was offered the role of Lucky, but refused because he claimed that he was not at a point in his career where he would play in a romantic movie.
The poetry that Justice writes was actually written by Maya Angelou. 'Maya Angelo' makes a cameo appearance as Aunt June.
Tupac Shakur improvised many of his lines during the scene in which Lucky talks to Jessie in the salon.
When justice is driving in her car in the beginning she passes Crenshaw square on Crenshaw blvd and you will see the damage to the shopping center from the LA riots which occurred during filming.
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The Film was finished in August 1992
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The sad news that Heywood is told over the phone is never revealed. According to John Singleton, he left it open for viewers to imagine on their own.
When Chicago hits Iesha she mentions two characters from Boyz n the Hood (1991) Dookie and Monster, who were often seen hanging around Doughboy
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