Snoop details the final hours that he saw his friend Tupac Shakur in the hospital and how Afeni Shakur was a source of strength during the sad situation.
Napoleon responds to past Snoop Dogg comment about fearing for his life and that Tupac and Suge Knight after his Hot97 interview. The segment with Angie Martinez saw Snoop state had no issues with Biggie and Puffy. According to Snoop, he and Tupac weren’t “seeing eye to eye” after Pac learned that Snoop said he didn’t have any issues with East Coast rappers. It wasn’t much to Snoop because he didn’t want to go on the trip, anyway. Napoleon in the interview clears the air from Tupac’s point of view and he believes Tupac was more hurt than anything from the comment.
The following day, he received a series of calls to his pager from Suge Knight telling him that he and Shakur had been shot. Snoop and Warren G reportedly rushed to Vegas but when they arrived, Suge wasn’t detailed about just how severe things were. “[Suge] got shot in the head, but he sitting up here talkin’ to us,” Snoop recalled.
“When we drive to Vegas to see Pac, we got to Suge house first, so we haven’t even seen Pac,” Snoop Dogg explained. “We just talking to Suge, and he got the head wrapped up and he telling us what happened and, you know, ‘Pac gonna be alright, he going to pull through, he got shot nine times before, he going to be alright, [they] hit me in the head.’”
The talk left Snoop and Co. believing that Tupac was on his way to a quick recovery, but when they arrived at the hospital, Snoop was shocked to see his friend in dire circumstances.
“He got tubes in him and it’s like, when I walked in, I could just feel like he wasn’t even there, and I fainted,” he shared. “Then, his [mother Afeni Shakur] got me up and walked me in the bathroom and had a conversation with me about being strong. She was like, ‘My baby ain’t never seen you weak. I don’t want you to be weak in front of him. You go in the bathroom and fix yourself up and you go back in there and you talk to him and you tell him how you feel.”
Afeni was aware of the tension between the two friends and added, “My baby loves you.” Snoop added, “She knew how much we loved each other. So, she gave us a moment for me to say some things to him, as far as how much I love him, but I knew that that was gonna be my last time speaking with him.” Check it out below.