Contributed by chickenlegsss:
Recently, Mopreme of Thug Life (better known as Tupac Shakur’s big brother) called into radio station Power 106 (Los Angeles, CA) shortly after news of the shooting involving 50 cent in New Jersey was announced on the station. He had some powerful words for the people of Los Angeles.
He said, “50 is a successful black man and I’m not surprised this happened. It’s sad to admit, but every time a black man rises above the struggles and pain of the ghetto, people get envious! My brother (Tupac) went through something similar. When he first got on the rappin scene, he had support from all the n*ggas but as soon as his name got big, those same n*ggas turned against him. You know what I’m sayin? Instead of bein mad at him for makin it, we should be happy for him. 50 Cent says what he wants and doesn’t care what people think, but unfortunately, n*ggas can’t handle that. Ain’t sh*t we can really do but just pray for the man cause I like 50 and I don’t want the man to lose everything he’s worked for over some petty sh*t. The black community and the hip hop community has lost enough talented black men, we don’t need to add one more to the list.”