Snoop Lion Remembers Final Interaction With Tupac, Talks Gun Buyback Program
Snoop Lion reveals the last conversation he had with Tupac wasn't a pleasant one.
Though Snoop Lion (then Snoop Dogg) and Tupac were known to be good friends, it turns out that Snoop's final time speaking to his friend was a less-than-friendly conversation.
"Last time I saw him, he was laying in the bed," recalled Snoop somberly in an interview with Sway Calloway. "Holding onto his last breath. I had seen him before that. We had just left New York. I had gotten off the radio station with Angie Martinez. That's when me and him clashed, because she asked me on the air, 'How do you feel about Puffy and Biggie?' And I said what I felt. 'They my homeboys. I love 'em.'"
After Tupac perceived that Snoop had betrayed him by siding with Puffy and the Notorious B.I.G., with whom Tupac was beefing, Snoop's interactions with Pac completely changed. "When I got back to the hotel, it was a whole 'nother atmosphere, like he sent his homeboy to get the bud from me as opposed to him coming to get it from me. ...So I felt funny... When I got on the plane to go to LA the next day, Suge didn't let none of my security ride with me. I had to ride on the plane with him, his homies, and Pac. And it was the most uncomfortable ride I had in my life, because my nigga didn't say nothin' to me the whole ride. That's a five-hour flight on a private plane."
At one point, Snoop actually feared for his life on the flight. "I walk up to him, maybe three hours into the flight, sit next to him like, 'Yo goin' to Vegas, cuz?' He turns [away from me], starts talkin' to somebody else. I'm like, alright, go in the back, put the blanket on my head, knife in my hand, fork in my hand, and just sleep the rest of the ride, because I feel like they finna try to do something."
"When we walk out...I'm like, 'Cuz, you goin' to Vegas?' He do me like [dismissive gesture]. He went his way, I went my way. Next time I get a call, niggas like, 'Turn on the news! Turn on the news!'"
Snoop's interview did have some positive moments, as the rapper discussed his gun buyback program, a partnership with MTV that focuses on purchasing guns to get them off of the street. "The movement is for us to buy guns off of the street so that we can rid these communities of all this gun violence. We feel like... it's just too much unnecessary violence going on. In Connecticut, it really touched my heart with those kids, man. It really touched me, man. I felt like I had to say something. I felt like, as a rapper, I've been given so much power and so much ability to control people's minds and control people's feelings. Why not put some positivity in they mind and walk away with that?"
Watch the interview below: