Too $hort Says He Doesn’t Believe Eazy-E Died From AIDS
Too $hort is recalling the early days of his career with Eazy-E. As Short prepares for the release of his upcoming album, he is reflecting on the time spent trying to make a name for himself. He shares the “Straight Outta Compton” rapper was the first rapper to take him on tour, but their relationship ended when Eazy passed away in 1995 due to AIDS complications. Short recently shared how why he doesn’t think that is cause of death is 100% true. He tells Page Six,
I don’t necessarily agree. I don’t really want to get into that right now. But that is not how I think it happened. I just like to think of it like this: Since you brought up Eazy-E. Let’s say if there was no Eazy-E, how does that impact hip-hop? If you had no Eazy-E, you got no NWA, no Dr. Dre, no Ice Cube, no Tupac Death Row years .?.?. no Bone Thugs. No Aftermath, no 50 Cent, no Eminem — the way we know them. The branch that is called Eazy-E on the hip-hop tree is massive.
To his relationship with Eazy he says,
Eazy-E was the person to take me on my first tour, and there was nobody telling him to do it. I did not used to hang out with Dr. Dre. After the show, Eazy-E would go places .?.?. we are going out chasing women. Dre wasn’t even really into that, even back then. Eazy was my homie. We ran together, we did the strip clubs.
What do you think Short is referring to?