Yesterday, June 16th 2016 was a celebration of Tupac Shakur, but not only to pay homage to him, but what about the ladies of Tupac; the women that held him down and supported him. This creation does not come late in vain, Pac was a Hip Hop legend that deserves to be honored and he had a way with words that will forever resonate in our minds and hearts. That might explain why Pac had such a way with the ladies!
In Oakland, California, yesterday was officially deemed Tupac Shakur Day and also was the release of the first official trailer of the Tupac biopic, “All Eyez On Me.”
In tribute to the life of Pac, let’s also recognize and not forget the ladies behind the man.
The First Lady of Pac
His mother, Afeni Shakur, who recently passed away from a heart attack while in Northern California was the roc of Pac. They both shared a love for the black culture and advocates for the race. Pac wrote many songs in dedication to the black community, but especially, “Dear Mama.”
“Ain’t a woman alive that can take my mama’s place.”
“There are no words that can express how I feel you never kept a secret, always stayed real, and I appreciate how you raised me and all the extra love that you gave me.”
A good friend to 2Pac and was also rumored to be more. Rosie once told XXL, “We weren’t romantically involved. I’m grown now, and if it was true I’d say, ‘yeah, we did it.’ Those are rumors, 100%. That’s misogyny in hip-hop — women can’t be friends with guys, apparently.”
Now Jada Pinkett-Smith, was a longtime friend and schoolmate, but was also questionable about the romantic side between the two. In 2010, Jada shut down the speculations stating, “Pac and I were never in a romance but I feel as though we had those feelings. We knew us being together in a romantic way would destroy everything because we were both fire. So we knew in order to preserve our relationship there was no way we could ever add romance to it cause we probably would’ve killed each other,” she told Detroit’s WJLB morning show.
Leila was Pac’s former manager that turned lover.
Kidada was Pac’s fiancee formerly. The couple were engaged before his death in 1996. It is also said that she tattooed the face of Pac on her arm.
Jasmine was his friend, but rumored to be more like his lover.
She was his only wife and that married his 1994 while he was behind bars. The marriage was annulled ten months after.
“You are appreciated.” -Tupac
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