The legendary boxer Mike Tyson and late rapper Tupac Shakur shared a close relationship and it is no secret. ‘Iron Mike’ recently recalled the time when rap legend Tupac Shakur visited him in prison as he was locked up following his 1992 rape conviction.
Mike Tyson recalls meeting with Tupac Shakur
Tyson spoke about his relationship with the rap legend on his show Hot Boxin’ with Mike Tyson. He revealed that he met the rapper before he became famous and got back in touch with him through his mother. Here is what he said:
“One day me and a friend of mine was having a party and this young kid came up. I said, ‘come on, let this kid in, man. You know how we was when we were kids they wouldn’t let us in,’ and the guy said ‘yeah.’ And he said ‘one minute’ and brought around twenty guys with him, so we said ‘man, we gotta take you in the back.’ One of those guys was Tupac and that’s how I met him.”
Mike Tyson then further stated that Tupac’s mother wrote him a letter when he was in prison and asked if Tupac could visit him. They became friends post that. The rapper was infamously killed in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting after leaving one of Tyson’s fights in Las Vegas. Shakur suffered a premature death at the age of 25 back in 1996.
Previously, the veteran boxer recently revealed that he has a huge regret which is related to Tupac Shakur. The rapper passed away after Mike Tyson’s first-round knockout of Bruce Seldon. Tyson has since expressed a feeling of responsibility, as he invited the rapper to attend his fight. Shakur got into a fight with Orlando Anderson, a Crip, in the lobby of the MGM Grand following the fight. Anderson had previously attempted to rob one of Shakur’s friends. Shakur had gone back to his hotel but after sometime he was shot dead while driving down Flamingo Road with Suge Knight.