On the 15th anniversary of his death, XXL reaches out to the people that knew him best, including his biological father, Bill Garland. Issue on stands August 16th.
â€œ[Tupac] cared for people,â€ he said. â€œThat was his main thing. He really cared for people. I think thatâ€™s why he would get so upset when people tried to question his commitment, his love for Black women or Black men. The East Coast/West Coast, you know, thatâ€™s a fabrication. I donâ€™t have to begin to tell you that. So when that was questioned, it bothered him. Because he would give his heart or soul. He was a giving person. He would give anything to people. He would go in a store. [If there was a] Black man who couldnâ€™t afford a $1,500 pair of boots, he would buy â€™em for him. Think that Black man would ever forget Tupac? Thatâ€™s just the way he is. But I donâ€™t think that he did it for that. He did it because he had it, and he didnâ€™t. Thatâ€™s the way he is.â€