Interview with Mike Tyson about Tupac
These are some questions (about Tupac) from a Mike Tyson
Interviewer: You've been involved
in the rap music scene for some time. Apparently you were good friends
with Tupac Shakur.What do you remember most about him?
Tyson: Misplaced loyalty.
He was around people who were into drugs, but that wasn't who he
was. He was a good person. He got a lot of bad rap - I've never
seen a good rapper with a good image. They're good guys though.
Interviewer: Did you and Tupac
have serious talks?
Tyson: Yeah, we spoke. I was
older than him and I was always telling him to be cool, to be mellow.
I'm thinking I'm trying to be the cool guy, trying to chill him
out. But in reality, I never listened to what the man had to say.
Interviewer: What exactly
were you trying to tell him?
Tyson: Just about being a
man. We talked about people hurting him,not treating him good. He
could'nt understand why, when he was doing bad,somebody couldn't
Interviewer: Did Shakur seem
Tyson: I don't know nothing
about that. He shot somebody, he got shot too. So I don't know if
he's violent or if it was self defense. Who knows.