Why 2Pac Changed His Mind About Joinning Bad Boy Records

Why Tupac Changed His Mind About Joining Bad Boy Records

There are no doubts that Tupac and Bad Boy Records had beef, thus the explanation for Tupac’s unsparing and merciless diss record Hit’em Up aimed at Biggie Smalls, Puff Daddy, Bad Boy and anyone he believed to be against him.

However, years before Tupac made and released Hit’em Up in 1996, there was a time where he was not only cool with his former friends Biggie Smalls and Puff Daddy, but he even contemplated joining them on Puff Daddy’s record label, Bad Boy Records. This is what Tupac’s brother, Mopreme said in a recent interview with The Art Of Dialogue.



As Tupac’s Brother Mopreme said in the interview Tupac was cool with Biggie, Puff Daddy and all of Bad Boy. So much so that Tupac attended Puff Daddy’s 25th birthday party on November 4th, 1994 where a few pictures were taken of Puff Daddy and Tupac together.

And as for the relationship between Tupac and Biggie it’s undeniable. Not only did they hang out together, but they performed in live shows together. In an interview with Drink Champs rapper Big Daddy Kane recalled when Biggie and Tupac performed together at one of his shows at Madison Square Garden.

Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans also recalled a grand moment of Biggie and Tupac performing together at Glam Slam in LA.

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But things between Tupac, Puff Daddy, Biggie and Bad Boy did go left. That is, things took a turn for the worst. Tupac’s brother explains why Tupac decided to no longer go to Bad Boy. He said that Tupac started to see certain things that led him to change his mind about joining Bad Boy.

Couple that with Tupac being shot in Quad studios on November 30th, 1994, 26 days after Tupac had attended Puff Daddy’s 25th birthday party and Tupac believing that Puff Daddy, Biggie and some of their closest associates including Puff Daddy’s friend and Tupac’s former friend Jimmy Henchman set him up and what you have is a recipe for a landmark diss record, Hit’em up. That spearheaded what became know as East Coast versus West Coast war and claimed the untimely demise of both Tupac and Biggie Smalls.


What are your thoughts on Tupac changing his mind about joining Bad Boy and the events that led up to him making that decision. We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments.


And as always we like to close with a saying, quote or adage and today’s is from Tupac: ANY FRIEND THAT TURNS INTO AN ENEMY HAS BEEN HATING SINCE DAY ONE.

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