Mike Tyson Shares Crazy Tupac Story – Reveals How He Met the Rap Legend

Published 09/05/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
BOXER MIKE TYSON TRAINING AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL LONDON.. 25/1/00. (Photo by David Ashdown/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson, back in the 1990s, became an established star of boxing. No one before him stirred the sport this way, and with his slick performances, Tyson brought in enough eyeballs to make boxing one of the most loved sports on the planet. With that, he even kept making his bonds in the entertainment vertical, thus making a considerable amount of friends there.

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But one of his friendships bloomed over everything. We’re talking about Tyson’s bond with legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, which did rounds in the old era. But how did these two meet? Was there a mutual friend between the two?

In his exclusive interaction with Alabama Crimson Tide, Tyson himself shed some light on how he met Shakur.

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“I met Tupac one day. It was on a sunset and I think it was the palace on sunset, palladium on sunset, and Magic Johnson had a party or something.”

“He went back and came back with like a hundred guys. I said ya’ll together, that you’re by yourself I said so let them go into the back so they went through the back and somehow they got the mic from the emcee and they started rhyming and it was Tupac. And they introduced me to, but they said he’s going to be a big star one day,” said Tyson.

After the party concluded, Shakur came to visit Tyson, and the two became the greatest of friends.

Mike Tyson – A friend anyone would love to have

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Mike Tyson ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’s social circle kept increasing with time and he always took out time for his close mates.

Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) shakes hands with Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) after their split draw during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, he was known for standing up for his friends in the toughest of times. And that’s one prime reason why countless of his bonds prevailed over time.

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He still has several friends from Hollywood, combat sports verticals, and more. And he often gets his mates to his Hotboxin podcast. Without a doubt, Tyson is a friend anyone would love to have.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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