Appearing on VLAD TV, Onyx member Fredro Starr became aware for the very first time of Jussie Smollett calling himself the gay Tupac.
Back in January of 2019, Smollett was allegedly after leaving a restaurant in Chicago. According to Smollett, two men in ski masks ambushed him. The attackers punched and kicked him, then poured an unknown liquid over him. They also put a noose around his neck.
Known for his acting, Jussie Smollett is also a singer. Performing for the first time at a concert in Los Angeles weeks after the alleged racially-charged, Smollett would make a shocking comparison. During an interlude, he gave an heartfelt speech and cleared a few things up in regards to his attack.
“I was bruised but my ribs were not cracked. They were not broken. I went to the doctor immediately,” he said. “I was not hospitalized. Both my doctors in L.A. and Chicago cleared me to perform but said to take care, obviously and, above all, I fought the f–k back. I’m the gay Tupac.”
Fredro who seen Jussie Smollett as a child when he came with his family on the set of Moesha, was asked about the incident. Fredro would also become aware Smollett declared himself the gay Tupac, someone Fredro knew personally.
“I gotta go. That’s it, I gotta go,” Fredro Starr reacted trying to keep his composure. “He doesn’t even rap. How you the gay Tupac.”
Fredro would first meet Tupac back at the ‘Sunset Park’ movie premiere. “Tupac walks in, with Suge Knight, and the whole Death Row. Its like everybody just stopped when they walked in,” he explained via his YouTube channel back in 2020. “Tupac was there because he was on the soundtrack. He had a song on the soundtrack.” Tupac Shakur would appear on the Sunset Park soundtrack on the song titled ‘High Till I Die’, which was produced by Tony Pizarro.