YG recently opened up about his long-held belief that 2Pac was secretly alive even after the rapper’s tragic murder in 1996. However, this perspective changed dramatically during an intimate panel discussion at L.A.’s GRAMMY Museum in 2015.
YG was asked to speak about 2Pac’s impact on the new generation, and during this event, he had a heartwrenching encounter with the rap legend’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who sadly passed away four years later.
Recalling the incident on comedian Theo Von’s podcast, This Past Weekend, YG shared that Afeni Shakur approached him after his speech and expressed gratitude for his words about her son. She emotionally cried and said, “I love what you said about my son,” leaving a profound impact on YG. He realized that 2Pac was indeed gone, despite his prior belief in the conspiracy theory.
The meeting with Afeni Shakur deeply affected YG, who admitted that he had always thought 2Pac was alive until that moment. He recounted how they held hands during their conversation, and he even took a picture with her as they spoke. Since then, YG has frequently spoken about 2Pac’s influence on himself and the entire Hip Hop community.
YG’s admiration for 2Pac was evident when he expressed his frustration in June regarding the delayed recognition of the iconic rapper. It took over 25 years for 2Pac