There’s one thing in particular I always respected about Tupac Shakur: his honesty. Whether spitting rhymes of harsh reality or penning poetry, ‘Pac was not one to hold his tongue. But although it was a charasteristic of his that was refreshing, it welcomed legal repercussions. Take his appearance on “Yo! MTV Raps” in 1993 for example.
During his TV interview, which aired on July 16, 1993, 2Pac got riled up when Ed Lover touched on an altercation between the Hughes Brothers and ‘Pac which took place after they fired ‘Pac from their movie, “Menace II Society.” “They fired me but did it in a round about punk snitch way. So I caught them on the streets and whipped their behinds,” ‘Pac said on camera. “I was a menace to the Hughes Brothers and it ain’t over.”
The Hughes Brothers used the show footage as evidence in an assault case against Tupac. ‘Pac ultimately spent 15 days in jail for the attack.
On VH1’s “Rock Docs” “Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps,” premiering on VH1 Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM (EST), VH1 takes a look back at the series and some of it’s most memorable moments such as ‘Pac’s. “Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps” also includes interviews with the show’s three hosts (Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Doctor Dre) and celebs such as Rakim, Big Boi, Questlove and more.