Recently interviewed by The Art of Dialogue, former member of the Outlawz Napoleon shares an untold story about a mystery woman who wrote a warning letter to Tupac in 1996.
“I do remember this, that one day we was in his in Malibu, and he got a fan mail. I remember this,” Napoleon recalls. “And, it was from a lady. I remember Pac reading the letter to us, and in the letter, the lady was saying things like, ‘You know Pac, you don’t know me, but I need you to listen. Read what I’m telling you.”
Giving all that Tupac had faced over the past two years from 1994-1996, a letter such as this one from a mysterious individual, would only add on to Shakur’s paranoia.
In 1994 Tupac was arrested for allegedly rapping Ayanna Jackson, then was shot five times and robbed at a Manhattan Quad Studio. Ultimately Shakur was charged with “sexual misconduct” and sentenced to four years in prison.
Bailed out by Suge Knight in 1995, as the former CEO of Death Row Records spent over a million dollars to free Shakur and sign him to his label. Tupac’s affiliation with the world’s most dangerous record label, his run-ins with the law, in addition to his Black Panther upbringing, resulted in Tupac being “on guard” 24/7.
“Pay attention to what I’m telling you. Your life is in danger. You need to change your life,” the mysterious woman continued in her eary letter to Tupac Shakur.
Tupac would consult with the Outlawz, taking their input into consideration, weighing the severity of the letter. ‘Pac took it upon himself to read us that letter and ask us what do we think about it.”
“Pac was like what ya’ll think about that. And, we probably just brushed it off, like she’s a nut case,” Napoleon said. “But, I do remember she was reaching out to him saying, ‘Your life is in danger. You have to change your life’. And, I remember we was like, ‘Man she’s crazy’.”
Listen to the full audio clip of Napoleon interviewed by The Art of Dialogue below.