Mike Tyson appeared on an all new episode of T.I.’s Expeditiously podcast where he spoke about Tupac Shakur.
On the episode, Tyson reflects on the times he spent with Tupac. Although the times weren’t many due to the fact that on separate occasions both Tupac and Tyson were incarcerated. Nevertheless they both build a special bond with one another after meeting for the first time at a Brooklyn club in 1991.
In 1992, while Mike Tyson was in prison and would get a special visit from his good friend Tupac Shakur. Speaking on that day with T.I., Tyson says Tupac had the prison going crazy. “Cause like we he came, the inmates got roddy and pumped up. That was like a safety situation there, so they really didn’t like him there. But he was like a bolt of energy. When he came in everybody knew him, he had mad respect. I guess that’s how he lived his life. He demanded respect.”
Mike Tyson also speaks on the time where Tupac shot at two off duty cops. An incident that happened after Tyson visited Tupac. When were got out about the incident, the prisoners went crazy. “He had just came to visit me. And, then he out to Atlanta and shot two off duty police officers. Everybody in the prison went crazy. Like a riot and everybody went crazy!”
What happened the night Tupac shot two off duty officers?
EDI Mean, member of the Outlawz was there the night Tupac shot two off duty cops, and explained what happened to VLADTV. “He had a show. His homecoming. Had a show at Clark Atlanta. We was already living in Atlanta, so he was coming through with a few people that was already on the road, and pretty known for traveling with him. And, he was like yo I got a show at Clark, we gon do the show. ya’ll be ready,” says EDI Mean.
After the show, and on the way back to the hotel, the mood quickly changed. “So, we went and did the show. The show was a success. We coming back, celebrator mood, everybody looking forward to the night festivities. When we pull up to the hotel, we really couldn’t see what was going on, but it looked like a fight. Now as we got closer, we seen it was two white guys jumping a black dude,” says EDI.
At first all that Tupac was trying to do was park his new BMW 750 and head upstairs to his hotel room. “Initially it was just like ‘ya’ll get out the way we tryna park’, cause it was right at the entrance way of the hotel we was pulling up into. It was just about trying to get them out the way. But, upon further inspection you see they kicking this dudes ass really. They working him over. They giving him the business. And, immediately ‘Pac jumped out the car,” explains EDI.
“We got a caravan of cars, it’s about seven eight cars coming with us. Everybody is walking up. ‘Pac was in the lead car, so everybody is coming up to see what the f*** is going on. By the time we actually get up there this is when a gun comes out and it;s pointing at ‘Pac’s sternum.”
“They was going back and forth, and like I said a gun came out from one of the white dudes. Now at the time we don’t know they cops, it’s just two white boys beating up a black dude. They was off duty, it’s not like they was in uniform or none of that.”
“So, a gun comes out and ‘Pac pulls up his shirt and was like Thug Life motherf**kas, shoot! That just stopped the cop in his tracks. He didn’t know what to do at that point. He was just standing next to ‘Pac’s car, brand new BMW 750, he had just bought. And he just broke the window with the butt of the gun, and started running.”
Tupac shoots at two off duty cops
At this point Tupac would end up pulling out his gun and shooting at the two off duty police officers. As EDI recalls, Tupac, “Got down on one knee”, and with two shots hitting out of three that Tupac fired. One of those shots would connect right on the buttocks of the off duty cop, and the other hit in the abdomen.