Yo-Yo Talks Dating Tupac Shakur, Calls Him The Best Entertainer

Music artist, Yo-Yo, recently spoke with Murder Master Music Show where she spoke about he relationship with Tupac Shakur.

During the early to mid nineties, Hip Hop artist YoYo, was a notable female rapper who gave us hits like “You Can’t Play with My Yo-Yo” and “Black Perl”. It was during these times that she also dated Tupac Shakur.

Before dating the Hip Hop icon, Yo-Yo first fell in love with his music. “Pac, he was a hothead, he was a sh*t talker! He thought he was the best. He was the best entertainer that I remember. He had a swag about him when he touched that stage. I fell in love with him as an artist, first. Just, his love for music, his passion for people, he was a young rider.”

Yo-Yo Talks Dating Tupac Shakur, Calls Him The Best Entertainer
Tupac and Yo-Yo

“He was a young Malcolm X, he was a young Black Panther, he was a street n***a. “He was all of that mixed up in one and he had a penmanship when it came to writing lyrics like nobody else. He lived it, he breathed it, it was in his walk,” Yo-Yo said during her interview with Murder Master Music Show.

It was that confidence that Yo-Yo loved about Tupac. “Cocky ass n***a! Very cocky. I loved him, though! I loved him. I loved his confidence. He was… It’s sad that he is not here today because I always say our families would still be in contact with each other. I’m in contact with his family and I work with his sister [Sekyiwa Shakur] and their organization the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation… The fact that he’s not here seeing our kids grow up.”

Many may not know that Yo-Yo was slated to do the hook for the original version of ‘Dear Mama’, along with Richard Prayer.. According to DJ Assassin both were originally on the ‘Dear Mama’ chorus.

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As explained in an interview with The Art Of Dialogue, Yo-Yo wouldn’t make the final version of the song. As explained by DJ Assassin, Ice Cube did not allow the clearance of Yo-Yo-‘s vocals on the song.

According to Assassin Tupc broke the news to him the next day they had finished putting the song together. “We can’t use the Yo-Yo part,” says Tupac. “Pat Sharne wouldn’t clear the sample.”

After hearing this, Assassin quickly realize that this was indeed Ice Cube’s call to not allow Yo-Yo to appear on ‘Dear Mama’. Pat was the manager for Ice Cube and Yo-Yo at the time. “I knew that was Ice Cube’s call right there. Cause she knows Hip-Hop but she can’t be like the shot caller of saying ‘hey you can’t use it ‘. Everything has to be approved by Ice Cube.

Yo-Yo at the time did not even know she was on the original ‘Dear Mama’ song until about five years ago. Assassin would finally break the news to Yo-Yo after seeing her on Money B’s show. Yo-Yo was not happy about the news.

According to Assassin, at the time, neither was Tupac. “Tupac was mad as F***. He was mad. “I never seen him mad like this unless somebody was fighting with him. This was on the business tip. I never seen ‘Pac get mad on the business tip.”

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Tupac lost respect for Ice Cube, as he and Assassin couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t clear the Yo-Yo sample. They had other artists samples such as Scarface, but when it came to Yo-Yo, Ice Cube blocked the clearance.

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