Tupac Shakur's Estate Denies He Was a Homophobe

Sources close to the rap icon deny claims made by Suge Knight.

Posted: 05/16/2012 10:38 AM EDT
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Despite recent claims from a typically truculent Suge Knight in the press, sources close to Tupac Shakur are coming forward to make it clear that the late hip hop icon wasn't homophobic.

The drama started in an interview Suge did with Howard Stern, in which he disparaged his old rival Dr. Dre by calling him a homosexual. He said Tupac knew as much, and ended his relationship with the super producer because of it.

“Tupac stood up and said, I’m tired of this.  Dre, you’s a f----t. You’re a homosexual,” Suge claimed.

But representatives of Tupac's family didn't appreciate the comments. They told TMZ that 'Pac would never have done something like that because he wasn't a homophobe.

The representatives say that Knight's claims are "totally false" and point out that Tupac was close friends with the openly gay fashion icon Gianni Versace. The "Keep Ya Head Up" rapper reportedly strolled the cat walk at a 1996 Versace fashion show.

 

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