Marlon Wayans Reveals That He Was w/ Both Tupac & Biggie Moments Before They Were Killed

Marlon Wayans Reveals That He Was w/ Both Tupac & Biggie Moments Before They Were Killed

Comedian/actor Marlon Wayans shares an untold story about an encounter he had with both Notorious B.I.G “Biggie” and Tupac “2Pac” Shakur moments before they were tragically killed.

During a recent interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden,  Marlon Wayans was asked about his appearance in a rare picture of Biggie and Tupac.

He said that he was cool with Tupac since they both starred in the film Above The Rim. The rapper was also friends with Marlon’s best friend/actor Omar Epps after starring in the film Juice together. Detailing the night when the picture was taken, Marlon explained,

“So Pac was out performing at Glam Slam, which was Prince’s old club downtown, and Biggie was performing that night. So, that night I met Biggie and Pac, and they shared the stage. They were really cool and hanging out and smoking weed together, it was a great night. And then a couple of years after that, they started beefing.”

Marlon Wayans

The friendship between Tupac and Biggie ended in November 1994, when Tupac was invited to Quad Recording Studios in Times Square to work on a project with Biggie. Unfortunately, he was shot, beaten, and robbed before he could make it inside. Sadly, Tupac was convinced that Biggie was behind the shooting, which only led to further speculation when Biggie released his song ‘Who Shot Ya.’

Tupac and Biggie’s fallout quickly became one of the biggest beefs in music history, and eventually led to an East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry that seemingly affected both artists, their fans, and the entire Hip-Hop community.

Tupac, Notorious BIG “Biggie”

Marlon Wayans shared that he ran into Biggie the night that he was shot dead in March 1997 in L.A.

He explained,

“I’d seen Biggie at a Vibe magazine party and he was like: ‘Yo, I’m proud of you guys, you know, you’re family. I like what y’all are doing, y’all are legends’, and he said ‘keep doing what you’re doing kid.’ And then ten minutes later, Biggie gets shot.”
On March 8, 1997, Biggie attended the Soul Train Awards after-party. Sadly, he was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
Marlon then revealed that he also saw Tupac moments before he was killed in 1996.

“Here’s the crazy thing, I see Tupac in Vegas at the Luxor – it’s the night it happened to him. I went in and saw him 20 minutes before, gave him a hug, said ‘I love you, brother, good seeing you’. Me and Omar Epps got in the cab, Pac had all those people around him, he got in his BMW and he was looking at us like, ‘I wish I could get in that cab with y’all’, but he got in that BMW… 20 minutes, later he was shot.”

Tupac was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in 1996 in Las Vegas after attending a Bruce Seldon vs Mike Tyson boxing match.

Both rappers were at the top of their careers at the time of their deaths and left a void in the Hip-Hop community that many felt would never be healed. They are both arguably considered as the greatest rappers of all time.
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Authored by: Monique Nicole