Yo-Yo laughed as she remembered the confidence of the late Tupac Shakur and the militant, revolutionary mindset he carried.
Rap icon Yo-Yo has plenty of stories to share about the glory days of hip hop from when she stepped on the scene back in the late 1980s. The 48-year-old has shared stages alongside her fellow hip hop legends and during a recent chat with the Murder Master Music Show, Yo-Yo talked about releasing “Out of Control,” her first single in 10 years. when she dated Tupac Shakur and fondly remembered him as a man with unmatched confidence.
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“Pac, he was a hothead, he was a sh*t talker!” she said with a laugh. “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. He was a young Malcolm X, he was a young Black Panther, he was a street n*gga,” she added with another laugh. “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.”
YoYo teased her late friend once again. “Cocky ass n*gga! Very cocky. I loved him, though!” the rapper continued with a chuckle. “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 and their organization the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation… The fact that he’s not here seeing our kids grow up.” Listen to a clip of Yo-Yo talking about Tupac Shakur on the Murder Master Music Show below.