Jasmine Guy appeared on the ‘Tamron Hall Show‘ where she confirmed Tupac Shakur hiding at her apartment after being shot.
Shakur and Jasmine would first meet on the set of A Different World in 1993, where Tupac made a few appearances. “I met Tupac, he was friends with Jada, and he did an episode of A Different World. We were all just hanging out,” Jasmine Guy said on the Tamron Hall Show. But, this wouldn’t be the last time Jasmine Guy would see or hear about Shakur.
Fast forward to 1994, Tupac was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for his performance in the movie Poetic Justice. That same night, Jasmine Guy would also be up for an award, as she was nominated for her acting in the comedy series A Different World.
Unlike Jasmine, Tupac did not win the award, at the 26th annual NAACP Image Awards, which was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. After the award show while speaking with the press, Jasmine Guy was not questioned about her award. Instead she was asked about Tupac Shakur. This particular reporter asked Jasmine how she felt about Tupac being nominated for an Image award.
Jasmine Guy would answer the question, but the reporter not satisfied with her response continued to irritate the actress with the same question again. Standing up for Tupac, Jasmine Guy told the reporter she had no interest in “disrespecting” Pac.
Tupac hides in Jasmine Guy’s apartment
Jasmine Guy’s loyalty to Tupac would be on full display once again, this time under incredible terrifying circumstances. In 1994, Tupac Shakur was shot five times at Quad Studios in New York. Apart from being shot, Tupac was also robbed of his jewelry. The incident would spark the well know beef between Pac and Biggie Smalls.
After Tupac was shot, Jasmine was welcomed with open arms at the hospital by the Shakur family. Jasmine remained throughout the time with both Afeni Shakur and Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur. Receiving multiple threats while at the hospital, Tupac against doctors orders decided to leave. To ensure he would remain in at a safe unknown location as he recovered and recollected his thoughts, Tupac stayed at Jasmine Guy’s home.
“I had an apartment and it was a good hiding place cause people didn’t even know that we were friends,” Jasmine Guy recalls. “Afeni was very vulnerable when we first met, because the whole family was in trauma, you know with Tupac being shot.”