Tupac Shakur almost signed with Bad Boy Records
Tupac Shakur considered signing with Bad Boy Records but ultimately chose to work with Death Row Records.
Tupac Shakur considered signing with Bad Boy Records.
The late rapper - who died in 1996 at the age of 27 - originally wanted to sign with the label founded by Diddy, according to his brother, but he ultimately chose to work with Death Row Records.
Mopreme Shakur told 'The Art Of Dialogue': "There was a point ‘Pac was considering going to Bad Boy before his relationship with Death Row. He wanted to be on a Black label. He wanted to be with his people. He wanted to be with the brothers. He supported Black business.
"There was a period where we were all cool. Over time, things happened and ‘Pac started seeing things. Biggie was on Puffy’s label so with them two, it was Puffy calling the shots. There were some legitimate problems there."
Mopreme also revealed that Diddy personally called him to deny having any involvement with Tupac's death.
He said: "Puffy called me back in the day. He called me and he was like, ‘I just want you to know [that] I ain’t had nothing to do with your brother’s [death].”
Tupac was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, before passing away six days later.
Last month, Duave 'Keefe D' Davis was arrested and charged in connection to the shooting.
Police believe Davis’ late nephew, Orlando Anderson, was the shooter and that he allegedly obtained the gun used "for the purpose of seeking retribution against Tupac".