Arsenio Hall Says Tupac's Personality Was "A Unique Contradiction"

posted Sunday June 08 ,2014 at 07:00PM CDT | 17 comments

Arsenio Hall Says Tupac's Personality Was

"You know what CNN is to news?" Arsenio Hall says. "My stage has always been that to Hip Hop."

Shortly after news of his relaunched talk show host being cancelled, an interview with Arsenio Hall has been released by VladTV.

During the interview, Hall reflected on his time interviewing and speaking with Tupac Shakur.

“I think my most memorable Tupac experience was the moment I realized his personality was such a unique contradiction,” he said. “I remember he wanted to sit his mom in the audience because when he talked about his first experience smoking weed, he wanted to be able to see his mom. I thought that was interesting because she turned him onto it. She wanted him to know what it was. She wanted him to know what it wasn’t. That’s how she educated Tupac. That was an interesting interview. Listening to him talk about that and seeing her.

“Also the Janet Jackson one was interesting,” Hall added, referencing a 1993 interview during a promotional run for Poetic Justice.

“I also remember Tupac calling me because he wanted to clear his name about some madness that went on with him and a young lady on the dance floor,“ the late-night host also said.

“So he wanted to come on and talk about that. You know, my Stage 29, just like my Stage 6, kind of like, you know what CNN is to news? My stage has always been that to Hip Hop.”

The Arsenio Hall Show was cancelled after it’s first season last month. The original version of the series ran between 1989 and 1994.  

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  • dk2020 2pac - When Thugz Cry Remix.. the goat imho..
  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
      I heard it and it's garbage
  • Anonymous
    tupac the best rapper that ever lived and im from the east coast
  • Anonymous
    pac was a contradicting sucker and overrated as fuck.
    • Misaila
      Stop sharing your sexual fantasies about Tupac.
    • Anonymous
      overrated r u mad - is your second name wallace faggot
  • hmmm
    why is this a story on hhdx
  • Anonymous
    This nigga look like an ant
  • anonymous
    sounds fairly correct. interesting hearing from arsenio who knew tupac pretty well
  • Anonymous
    Bring back Carsenio
  • e
    do I like arsenio...muther fucking no
    • Anonymous
      shut up tupac ..
    • RealTalk
      thats from a da lench mob song fool.
    • e
      You ask me did I like Arsenio About as much as the bicentennial I don't give a fuck about dissing these fools cause they all scared of the Ice Cube
    • e
      Fuck a pop song, fuck video, fuck Arsenio, fuck the radio Do you hear me though? 2pac Representin' 93
    • Anonymous
      ^^ LMAO Pac a hypocrite if he really said that, nigga was on Arsenio's show like everyday