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“He Was Just Misguided”: Years After Tupac’s Death, Mike Tyson Reveals Truth Behind “Fearless” Icon’s Attitude

Published 05/25/2023, 3:21 PM EDT

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In the realm of icons and legends, few names carry the weight and mystique that Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur have. Both men, revered in their respective fields, formed a unique bond that transcended fame and fortune. The two also came from difficult backgrounds, using their talents to rise above adversity and captivate the world.

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Now, after years of speculation and silence, Tyson has come forward to shed light on the truth behind Tupac’s fearless attitude, providing an intimate glimpse into their relationship and how the two saw each other.

Mike Tyson reveals the truth behind Tupac’s true nature


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In a recent episode of his podcast Hotboxin along with guest, Tony Yayo, Tyson was asked what it was like being with the hip-hop icon. According to ‘Iron Mike’, Tupac’s had an energetic presence that captivated everyone around him. Moreover, he even detailed the time Pac would come to meet him in prison and revealed that while he was a little misguided, he was still a fearless person.

“Energetic explosive looking at it, it was interesting. It was interesting. He used to come to see me in prison when he was in town, and he was just interested, he was just misguided with all that adrenaline and energy. He came across totally fearless. I’m sure everybody has apprehensions of being fearful but he just came across as not afraid of anything” said Tyson.


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Tyson’s words provide a deeper understanding of the man behind the fearless icon and how this would eventually lead him to prison. This was exactly what the former champion predicted when the rapper came to meet him.

Tyson predicted that Tupac would be in prison

Later in the episode, Tyson described an incident where Pac came to visit him. He would then claim that he told the rapper to be ready for prison as by the time he got out, Tupac would be inside.


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When he came to visit me in prison, I was like wow, by the time I’m leaving you’re going to be coming in and it was true. I got out that year he came in that year” said Tyson.

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Tyson and Tupac shared a bond that only a select few friends could. This is the reason why even after years following his death, Tyson still feels some guilt to this day for his death. However, it only goes on to show how strong the power of friendship actually is. This incident reminds us to cherish the moments we have with loved ones, family, and friends.


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Sahil Sood


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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering live events and core sports. Sahil holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has authored over 1300 articles at EssentiallySports. His coverage of Sylvester Stallone's training with Earnie Shavers was widely praised for its depth and insight.
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