Sean "PUFFY" Combs
Basically, the whole thing must have been a dream. We were
shooting Biggie's "Warning" video, and I see one of the
Bad Boy staff members on his way to Biggie's session. I knew that
Biggie had a session with Junior Mafia, but I didn't know it was
right around the corner. So I'm going to check B.I.G., you know
what I'm saying?
When I get off the elevator at Quad, you have to stop in a
reception area, and there's this Little Shawn session with Andre.
So I stopped to say "What's up?" to them. I'm about to
go up to Biggie's session when Pac comes out the elevator and
he's shot up. He had some blood coming out of his head, but there
wasn't a lot of blood. He was holding his groin area and limping
a little bit.
Nobody turned their backs on him; niggas was all up on him.
Immediately, Andre was, like, "Oh my God, call the
ambulance." Tupac wanted to go to the phone, so me and my
man Groovy Lou was by his side, trying to hold him up, getting
him to calm down. He was telling Groovy Lou to roll him a blunt.
He definitely brought the theatrics to it.
He got a lot of people in a lot of bullshit with that
interview. The way it was written, it was open-ended, like me and
B.I.G. and Andre had something to do with it. I would never, ever
purposely try to hurt no next man. That man had his own beefs
with niggas. I ain't never had no beef with that man.
I hope that his Thug Life shit is really over. But on the
real, if you gonna be a motherfuckin' thug, you gots to live and
die a thug, you know what I'm sayin'? There ain't no jumpin' in
and out of thugism. If that's what you choose to do, you gots to
go out like that. I ain't no thug. Only thugs I know is dead or
in jail. Or about to be.
Even still, I ain't got no beef. I pray for him, and it's all
good. I'm writing him a letter. I want to hear what he's thinking
face-to-face. Out of everybody, I'm the easiest to forgive. I've
been there where the whole press is against you, the world ain't
understanding you, niggas don't know what really went on. And you
get confused. That's the only thing I can see is confusion.