Boxing superstar Mike Tyson was brought to tears reminiscing about his late friend Tupac Shakur this week.
Tyson, 52, gave a rare glimpse into his personal life in a Wednesday segment with Power 106’s “Big Boy Neighborhood,” revealing Shakur’s sudden death still lingers as emotional trauma. (RELATED: The Man Who Allegedly Killed A Superstar Rapper Posted A Stomach Turning Message Beforehand)
“He was very happy after the fight,” he said, wiping away tears. “He came to a press conference with me. We was just talking a bunch of s**t. I went home and then he left.”
Asked where he was when he learned Tupac had died, Tyson answered he was “home, sleeping.”
“It’s very difficult to talk about,” he continued. “He was a young kid who really wanted to be great, and that happened.”
You can watch the heartfelt moment below:
Shakur was shot multiple times after he and his bodyguards got into a fight with a Crips gang member in a Las Vegas hotel lobby, as they were leaving Mike Tyson’s 1996 fight against Bruce Seldon. When the group left the hotel, a white Cadillac pulled up beside Shakur’s car at a traffic stop and fired multiple shots into his car. Shakur was killed, however, his murderer was never identified.
The rapper was 25 years old.