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guy drove off, and Mark pulled out a gun and fired at him. Tupac said, “I started having flashbacks of Rodney King and Kunte Kente.” Tupac leaned over the roof of his car and shot three shots, which hit Mark in the abdomen and Scott in the butt. Tupac was arrested he held without bond on two counts of aggravated assault. He also was held on an outstanding charge of simple battery for slapping a woman last summer when she asked for his autograph. Tupac is on the cover of the November issue of Vibe. Witnesses testified that Tupac had shot in self-defense after the officers fired at his car. Because of lack of evidence, the case never made it to a grand jury, but Tupac was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and released on $55, 000 bail. The policemen had been

drinking, and the prosecution’s witness testified that the gun Mark used to threaten Tupac with had been seized in a drug bust and then stolen from an evidence locker. Mark was charged with aggravated assault. In December, John Singleton was going to cast Tupac as Malik in Higher Learning, but was forced by Columbia Pictures to drop him because of his arrests. Tupac worked with Trapp for Gunfight. He performed at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip with Snoop and L.A. Reid. Tupac started the group Thug Life (Mopreme, The Rated R, and Macadoshis), which grew from Underground Railroad. Thug Life is what Tupac called his mission for the black community; a support group, rap act, and philosophy. Tupac said that THUG LIFE stood for: The Hate U Gave Lil Infants Fuck Everybody. They

made an album, but it got held up because the record company thought it was too hard. Tupac was arrested for assault and battery and for carrying a loaded, concealed gun after he ran into the Hughes at the filming of a Spice 1 video. Tupac hit Allen, and Albert ran off. Allen said that Tupac had a crew of people. Tupac said, “The niggas knew them just like they knew me, from around the way. I got them niggas started making videos anyway. Plus, I came ready to kick both they asses myself. Those other niggas didn’t get with Thug Life until after that shit happened.” There is a woman who has been active in nationalist struggle. She is torn with ambivalence, because of the New York incident. She’s has met with other women, her comrades in struggle, and they have decided that

his behavior is neither revolutionary nor New Afrikan. They are planning to share their position with Tupac through Wantani. Tupac said, “Fuck those bitches. I don’t need that shit. I’m on the front lines of this shit, not 30 years ago. Now! Where were they when we didn’t have no food or electricity? When we were eating hardboiled eggs and they pulling off million dollar heists and shit. Fuck them. I need support not critisism.” On the 16th, Tupac went to a New York courthouse and pleading innocent to sexual assault. He said, “You’re just like the rest of the bitches trying to drag me down. A woman can say anything about a man. I’m guilty until proven innocent.” The National Political Congress of Black Women asked the NAACP to take away Tupac’s 1994 NAACP

Image Award nomination. On January 5th, Tupac went to the NAACP Image Awards. Dionne Warwick objected his attendance. Tupac said, “Those niggas ain’t want me there and they gave motherfucking Micheal Jackson a standing ovation. Goddamn those child molesting fake ass mothefuckers, damn them all to hell. And Dionne Warwick, fucking dream reading, physic bitch. Don’t get me started, I’ll tell the real on the whole family.” On the 18th, 1994 Straight From Da Streets Vol. 1 came out, 2Pac is on it with “I Get Around.” On the 31st, Tupac went to Blue Palms Recording Studio in Burbank. Tupac got out some weed. He said, “I’ve been sitting on this all day.” Mopeme rolled up some blunts then he said to Stetch, “Nigga pass that. This nigga got blue carnations on his

drawers. I got on some masculine ass plaid motherfucking drawers. We go shopping together Stretch, niggas could see you bend over and think I wear flowers on my ass.” An assistant fom the studio is fixing to go to the ib shack for food. Tupac said, “Y’all better get your order in, cause when my ribs come I don’t want you righteous vegetarian smegetarians up in my shit.” He finished some songs. On February 1st, Tupac went to Los Angeles County Municipal Court for case filed against him by Allen Hughes. They told them that there was a change of venue, and they had to move to Division 75 which is in a different building. Tupac and the Hughes started arguing. La’chelle Wooderd, his attorney tried to calm him down. Tupac said to their security, “You gonna need