Too $hort explains why he kept 2Pac away from his crew


Too $hort didn't want 2Pac to be part of street life

Bay Area legend recently explained why he chose not to let be around his crew. During an interview on 85 South , $hort said he feared that his homies would introduce Pac to gang life.

“I've been platinum before most n-ggas,” he said. “Shock G was the leader of Digital Underground, but 2Pac was the little homie in the crew. But 2Pac started coming of age and I looked at him, I liked the n-gga. But I'm an East Oakland n-gga, right? And I seen him, he used to always keep his little thing, he was not a punk. He was ready for whatever. He was a real one.

“But I was like, ‘I cannot bring this n-gga around my homies ‘cause it's going to be like oil and fire.' When 2Pac got to L.A., he went 10,000 mph. I knew it! I was like, ‘I cannot bring this n-gga around my homies,' so I literally made a conscious effort to not ever bring 2Pac to — he found his way to Richie Rich; he gave ‘Pac the town.”

He continued, “I said I wouldn't do it ‘cause I wouldn't want that guilt. I can't bring 'em around them n-ggas ‘cause the kind of n-ggas I was running with the time, they would have been like, ‘Oh you wanna be a G? Come on n-gga, let's go be a G.'”

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