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motherfucking Farrakhan to calm me down. You bean pie slinging, bowtie wearing bitches. I’ll have niggas fon Crenshaw with AK’s and rags up here.” Then the sheriff’s department came and held Tupac against the wall so the Hughes could go by. Tupac said, “Officers, I’m so glad you have arrived these men were trying to attack me. Can you believe that? They tried to attack me with the Nation of Islam. I have full confidence in the law’s ability to handle the situation.” On the 10th, Tupac went to court. For lunch he went to Louisa’s Pasta on Melrose Blvd. On the 16th, 2Pac’s album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. came out. It went platinum, and 2Pac was nominated for an American Music Award as Best New Rap Hip Hop Artist. In “Something 2 Die 4,” he memorialized

Qa’id. The Holla If Ya Hear Me single came out, on it is “Flex.” The I Get Around single came out, on it is “Nothing But Love.” The Keep Ya Head Up single came out on it is, “I Wonda If Heaven’s Got a Ghetto.” The “Keep Ya Head Up” video premiered on MTV. The “I Get Around” video, directed by Dave Dobkin premiered. The “Holla If Ya Hear Me” video premiered on MTV. The “Papa’z Song” video with Vivica Fox premiered. Tupac stayed at the Le Montrose Suite Hotel on Hammond St. when he went to L.A. He rented a Lexus LS 300 coupe. On March 9th, he went to Shell gas station on Sunset Blvd. Some Crips asked Tupac where he was from. He said, “All over.” One of them said that he was from Baltimore because his friend took care of him, but he never

claimed it. Tupac said, “Well your homeboy lied cause ain’t nobody take care of me while I was in Baltimore.” The guy said that he was going to rob him. Tupac said, “Well come nigga let’s do this,” and grabbed a pair of scissors. They ran out of the store and Tupac chased them but they got away. On the 10th, Tupac went to court. Chokwe Lumumba, an ex-Panther who is Tupac’s legal advisor testifies for Tupac. George H. Wu sentenced Tupac to a sentence in L.A. County for when he beat up Allen. Tupac said, “Think about it. A fist fight becomes battery in the courts. Two and a half minutes just cost me 15 days.” Shock G flew to L.A. where 2Pac was filmimg a video. During a break, Shock G gave Tupac a key to his apartment so he could stay there if he needee. Tupac

renewed his relationship with Afeni. Tupac and Leila started visiting schools again. Kids read their lessons to him, and tears rolled down his cheeks. The parents of a dying boy wrote to Tupac telling him their kid’s last wish was to meet him. Tupac flew to his side in Maryland, and after the boy died, he renamed his publishing company Joshua’s Dream. He did an interview with MTV. Madonna asked if she could sit in on the interview, watching it from off-camera, and Tupac said yes. Tupac got with Madonna and made “Your Lova.” On the 22nd, Above the Rim, directed and written by Jeff Pollack, with Martin Duane, Marlon Wayons, and Bernie Mac premiered. Tupac plays Birdie, a Harlem basketball hustler. Tupac said, “To me, it’s really troubling because I look over at what’s

successful, Marky Mark, Hammer, Vanilla Ice, New Kids on the Block selling 22 million copies, and I want that so badly, but I can’t do that. I would be wrong to do that, knowing what I know and having the brain that I have, for me to even go and write some simple shit would be wrong even though I would get paid and I would get more people’s money. I would rather leave something so that when people pick up 2Pacalypse Now or any of my other albums in 1999, they’ll go, “Damn! Brothers had it hard back in the day, but brothers were working it out.” On April 2nd, Tupac went to NBC studios in New York to watch Snoop perform on Saturday Night Live. In Snoop’s dressing room he smoked weed with him and Madonna. On the 4th, Biggie came and visited Tupac in his room at the

Royalton. Dream Hampton video taped the meeting with Tupac’s newest video camera. On the 5th Tupac was sentenced to 10 days in a Michigan jail and 35 hours of community service for assault. Tupac went to the premiere of A Low Down Dirty Shame with Jada. On the 29th, Tupac and Maurice were pulled over for for speeding on Hollywood Blvd. A loaded 9mm was found under Tupac’s seat. Tupac was arrested for investigation of carrying a concealed gun. They were charged with two felonies for having guns and weed. On May 10th, Tupac went to jail for the Hughes incident. On the 11th, he pleaded innocent. On June 6th, The Governor & The House Reps’ album, Floss Mode came out, 2Pac is on it with, “Po’ Nigga Bluez.” On the 13th, MTV Party to Go 5 came out, 2Pac is on it with the