Was Tupac Gay? A Resurfaced Video Shocks Fans, Some Say It's Coercion In The Music Industry

A resurfaced video of rap legend Tupac Shakur is making the rounds, and many stunned fans are questioning his sexuality. Some are saying that it's part of a larger predatory system in the music industry.

By Carmen Schober2 min read
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Okay, let's just get into it. Here's the video in question:

As you can see, 17-year-old Tupac is giving off a very different vibe than "Hit 'Em Up" Tupac.

It was also recently revealed that he was a theater major at the Baltimore School for the Arts and did ballet.

Most of the responses to the resurfaced video were pretty much the same, with people saying they now believe Tupac was gay.

"This is the REAL Tupac," wrote one user on YouTube. "People still in denial and still think he was a masculine thug," wrote another. "This proves try hard 'gangsta’s' are just secretly gay," concluded another.

Others drew comparisons between him and actor-turned-rapper Aubrey Drake Graham (now known as Drake), who starred in the teenage soap opera Degrassi before transitioning to music: "Theatre kid, industry plant. No different than Drake lol."

And others brought up Sean "Diddy" Combs, with one user writing, "Rapping to cover up being gay. Poor thing didn’t accept himself. Got involved with P, had a falling out, threatened to out him, and was killed. Truth always comes to light."

The connection to Combs, also known as P. Diddy, stems from long-standing rumors (perhaps popularized by Eminem) that Combs was responsible for the drive-by shooting that killed Tupac in 1996 after an ongoing feud.

Additionally, users are connecting Combs to Tupac because of the recent allegations that Combs is secretly bisexual and engaged in Jeffrey Epstein-esque coercion involving other men in the music industry.

In one instance, Rody "Lil Rod" Jones, Jr. filed a lawsuit against Diddy alleging sexual misconduct and grooming over the course of their professional relationship. Jones, who worked closely with Combs as a producer, claims to have endured repeated unwanted advances. The lawsuit also details instances of groping, exposure to explicit content, and attempts by Combs to normalize homosexuality within the music industry as a means of manipulation.

Allegedly, when Jones would raise concerns about feeling "uncomfortable with Mr. Comb's advances," the mogul's chief of staff, Kristina "KK" Khorram, reportedly told him, "You know, Sean will be Sean" in response. John's attorney, Tyrone A. Blackburn, has described Khorram as “the Ghislaine Maxwell to Sean Combs Jeffrey Epstein.”

Naturally, these revelations have led to some wild speculations online.

For many fans, these allegations about Tupac and Diddy have come as a surprise, but others insist it's an obvious pattern within the entertainment industry. As Combs' lawsuits play out and more Hollywood insiders continue to speak out against coverups and corruption, it's likely that even more shocking revelations will come to light.

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