Busting the Myths
Youg Noble, Napoleon, and EDI Mean sat down to talk about the recent rumors surrounding Tupac and who bailed him out of jail. Recently Jimmy Iovine and his crew have been claiming that they were the ones who actually bailed the legendary rapper out of jail. The only problem is the fact that they’re the only ones who are saying that. Everyone else says it isn’t actually true. Wait until you find out what The Outlawz had to say.
The Outlawz sat down with DJ Vlad and some pretty interesting topics came up. “There’s sort of this kind of split story. Because in the movie theres a scene where Tupac is calling Interscope Records to try and bail him out and they front him,” Vlad said.
EDI Mean took over, saying, “Nah, he’s calling about his bread. You know what I mean? It probably could have been developed a little more, but they was basically trying to show how Pac was locked up… Remember this man had the #1 album while he was in prison. The first artist to ever do that… A million sold… That’s between $13 million and $20 million that he had coming to him. You mean this man don’t got the money to pay his own bail and it’s only $1.5 million? Doesn’t make sense.”
DJ Vlad went on to say, “Jimmy Iovine and [Ted Field] claimed that they actually bailed Tupac out of jail and just gave the money to Suge because legally they couldn’t be bailing someone out because of all of the pressure on gangster rap at that time. Now, Daz Dillinger came out and said ‘that’s bullsh*t.’ What’s your take on it based on what you guys know?”
EDI Mean chimed in, saying, “I agree with Daz. I think it’s BS. Not only because I don’t think it’s true but the timing of it is real weird to me. You know you got this Pac movie that just came out and now all of a sudden y’all want to take credit for bailing him out when before y’all kinda like hid y’alls head. Y’all didn’t never once came out publicly and say “Well actually Suge Knight never bailed Tupac out.”
Keeping His Distance
He continued, “I had a problem with that for two reasons. One, my homeboy believed that that man bailed him out and was loyal to that man till his last day on this earth… He felt like that man bailed him out of jail when nobody else was coming to help Tupac out… And paid for his mother’s house. Being the kind of individual Tupac was… he was going to ride for you till the end just for that reason alone. If he knew the truth according to them, what their truth is, if he knew that maybe he wouldn’t have been so loyal and kept his distance… and maybe he might still be here.”