Tyrese appeared on AllHipHopTV where he shared an untold story about the time he slept over at Afeni Shakur’s home and claimed Tupac haunted him.
During this particular time in the life of the actor and singer, Tyrese and his ex-wife were on the brink of a divorce. This is when Afeni invited them over to her home in Charlotte. “I slept at her place and I swear to God we all had nightmares,” Tyrese said, sharing the untold story.
“I never had nightmares on the level that I had when I slept at her house,” Tyrese explained. During his time at Afeni’s home, Tupac’s mother said Tyrese out of everyone who wishes to channel her son, is the only one that can compare. Not lyrically, but personally. With Sekyiwa Shakur in attendance who also witnessed the conversation, Tyrese was taken back by the compliment.
According to the singer, John Singleton also made a similar comment when the two worked on the movie ‘Baby Boy.’ As it is well documented, the film was supposed to feature Tupac as the lead role portraying the character Shariff. Directed by the late John Singleton, Baby Boy was released in 2001 and Tyrese would take on the role of Shariff after Tupac passed away.
“Jody was originally written for Tupac,” Tyrese tells a surprised Fat Joe back in 2020. “He told me, true story. When Pac was in L.A. shooting the video To Live & Die in L.A. they shot it off Crenshaw. Singleton’s office was in Crenshaw. He walked up to Pac in the middle of the video shoot and said, ‘I wrote a movie for you’. Pac was raised by his mom. Rest in peace Mrs. Afeni Shakur. He said, ‘I got the perfect movie for you to tell your story’. He wrote the movie for Tupac.” View more: Tyrese Reflects On John Singleton Comparing Him To Tupac Shakur
Tyrese also felt the spirit of Tupac during his week visit at Afeni’s home. “And I was there and I had the nightmares that I had, literally because Pac is the alpha that he is, he probably had a problem with the fact that another grown man was sleeping at his mother’s house,” Tyrese tells interviewer Chuck Creekmur. “I don’t think he had a problem with me, I just think like, ‘I’m alive or still here, who is this man?’ Pac is protective of mom.”
Tupac and Tyrese met during filming of a Coca-Cola commercial as explained by the singer back in 2020. “I met Pac the same year I did the life changing @cocacola commercial! This was at a Motown party on Melrose! I was underage and got snuck in cause @andreharrell who was the president at the time was trying badly at the time to sign me,” wrote Tyrese in the caption.
Moments later, Tyrese would come to realize that Tupac Shakur was also in attendance. “Next thing you know Pac walked into the spot and everyone was buzzing and as he walked through there crowd with his security and entourage I turned around to see what all the energy was about and BAM Pac was right there,” wrote Tyrese.