Originally Posted by MissLoveOne
But why do y'all get so upset when Tupac is talked about in that particular light? Yet you guys have no problem doing it to other rappers. In fact, folks have a field day when these rappers are caught being human. Pac had his questionable moments too. Just like everybody else. He wasn't some perfect martyr who was untouchable or invincible. All I'm saying is, you can't pick and choose. If folks are going to talk about these dudes, be fair about it. Don't pick and choose or rationalize out of convenience based on personal like or dislike. Accept it all, good, bad or indifferent.
Why is it so hard to accept that he did take ballet dance classes? He did go to performing arts school in Baltimore? Why is it so hard to accept that he was born in the Bronx, NY and left at a older aware age? He wasn't a baby when he left NY. Dude was a transplant, not a true Cali born native. Why is it so hard to accept that he was formerly MC New York? Why is it so hard to accept that he was an actor and a back up dancer for Digital Underground before he was Tupac the rapper? Not that there's anything wrong with those things, but those events were just as much of a part of his life, as the death Row/Thug Life stage of his life/career. Those were just as much a part of his life as the whole Panther thing. Afeni, Matulu, Asada ect.......you can't negate that part of his life because y'all are stuck on the part of Pac's life that he died in.
Nothing disgust me more than seeing grown BLACK
men idolize 'Pac like he's some deity.
Everything these dudes criticize other rappers for like homo-erotic magazine covers (50 Cent, etc.), revealing confidential street-related information in their music (Gucci Mane, etc.), to masquerading in the public as someone who you truly are not (Rick Ross, etc.)--all were started by 'Pac, but his fans will constantly deflect the criticism from 'Pac to these rappers because of their allegiance to dude.
I love the man's music as he had an uncanny ability to understand mine and other blacks struggle, but some of these fans take their relationship with the man too far--even got some clowns in this thread talking about knowing people who have literally murdered people in the name of 'Pac.