Tupac’s back on the cover of XXL Magazine’s September 2011 issue. September 13, 2011 is the 15th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death.
XXL celebrates all things 2Pac, catching up with people who knew him best. One person XXL spoke with was Tupac’s biological father Billy Garland.
Check out the quote below and a video clip from a documentary by David Beckham where Billy speaks on Tupac.
Issue hits stands August 16th.
“[Tupac] cared for people,” he said. “That was his main thing. He really cared for people. I think that’s why he would get so upset when people tried to question his commitment, his love for Black women or Black men. The East Coast/West Coast, you know, that’s a fabrication. I don’t have to begin to tell you that. So when that was questioned, it bothered him. Because he would give his heart or soul. He was a giving person. He would give anything to people. He would go in a store. [If there was a] Black man who couldn’t afford a $1,500 pair of boots, he would buy ’em for him. Think that Black man would ever forget Tupac? That’s just the way he is. But I don’t think that he did it for that. He did it because he had it, and he didn’t. That’s the way he is.”