According to Vanilla Ice, 2Pac labeled him “one of the great ones.”
The 56-year-old artist shared details about his friendship with the late rapper and revealed some additional shootings he was involved in during a recent interview.
“2Pac and I are good friends, good dude,” the South Dallas rapper said in a VladTV clip posted on Sunday (Dec. 3). “He gave me some of my greatest advice cause he saw me going through hell with all the hatred and all the sh*t, he stood up for me and said straight up, ‘Ice you’re f**king dope.’ He goes, ‘I want you to know, you’re one of the great ones, you’re dope, you’re going to leave your mark, your legacy,’ and this is before it happened.”
The “Ice, Ice Baby” rapper also revealed that he wasn’t surprised Pac got murdered, as he was involved in more shootings than the public knew about. “Well Tupac got killed, and I wasn’t surprised,” he said. “That’s sad because I think everybody kind of saw, like, how can this guy still be alive after he got shot the first time and the second time, and then now a third time.”
Though Vanilla Ice made these revelations, he admitted that he needed to be cautious about going into too much detail.
“How can a guy have all these bullets flying at him and still [be alive], you know what I’m saying?” he said. “It’s a crazy story, and I got to really watch what I say on all this because I do know too much. I’m not going to elaborate fair enough, so I let that unfold, and I’m glad it’s unfolding, and I’m glad that some justice may be getting done, but it ain’t going to bring him back, bro, and we lost a great person because of greed, money, power. We lost a great poet.”
This comes a few months after Duane Keith “Keefe D” Davis was arrested in Las Vegas. Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Marc DiGiacomo claimed that Keefe was the brains behind 2Pac’s murder. In early November, he pled not guilty and was told that he would not be facing the death penalty.