Tupac Shakur

TUPAC SHAKUR 1988 HIGH SCHOOL INTERVIEW

“I loved my childhood, even though it was bad. I love it. I feel like it’s taught me so much. Nothing can faze me. Nothing in this world can surprise me. It might set me back, but only momentarily can it set me back. I think it’s helped me to learn.”

“The way that my mother brought me up is no lies, total truth. Everything is real in society. If something’s going wrong in the house, I know everything,” he said. “It was like I was given the responsibility before I wanted it. So now I can’t really differentiate what great responsibility is, because I’ve had it for so long. She taught me to be ready for it…I can talk to my mother about drugs, I can talk to my mother about sex, I can talk to my mother about anything. I can ask her anything or bring it up.”

“How could Reagan live in a White House, which has a lot of rooms,and there be homelessness? And he's talking about helping. I don't believe that there is anyone that is going hungry in America simply by reason of denial or lack of ability to feed them. It is by people not knowing where or how to get this help. Why can't he take people off the street and put them in his White House? Then he'll have people from the streets to help him with his ideas. Not helpless! Homeless! Not helpless They haven't been homeless forever.They've done things in society.The White House would be tainted because he doesn't want to get dirty.”

“There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.”