Comedian, actor and movie director Marlon Wayans was on ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie and reflected on his relationship with the late rapper and actor Tupac ‘2Pac’ Shakur who appeared in the 1994 film Above The Rim with him.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1994 film “Above The Rim,” Wayans spoke on working alongside Tupac (2Pac) as well as shared stories of who he really knew as Tupac and how the public misperceived the young and talented rapper.
Marlon Wayans said he and Tupac “had a great relationship” and Tupac was not the thug or gangster whom he portrayed to many.
Wayans says that Tupac was a great actor who ‘over-committed’ himself to a role of a gangster.
Marlon Wayans went on to say that he knew Tupac wasn’t a gangster because when he first shook his hands they were so soft that he called him ‘Palmolive thug.’
Joking aside, Wayans says he believes that if Pac was alive today, he would have been “the leader” that he thinks “this generation could use in a lot of ways.”
Then sharing an ironic story, Wayans claims he saw Tupac and Biggie each one hour or less before they both died.
In other news, Marlon Wayans is set to star in “A Haunted House 2,” which is expected to be in movie theaters this Friday.