It looks like Tupac Shakur had enough “California Love” to go around.
The late rapper, who would be turning 46 years old on the release date of his biopic All Eyez on Me, is still making headlines 11 years after his murder.
While fans still don’t know who killed the hip-hop icon, there is no secret that Tupac had a way with the ladies. At the time of this death, he was divorced from his former wife Keisha Morris and engaged to Kidada Jones, the sister of Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones and daughter of famed music mogul Quincy Jones.
“Tupac was the love of my life. He and I lived together for four months and then he was murdered in Las Vegas in 1996,” Kidada wrote. “It was the most horrible thing that ever happened to me.”
She continued, “I still to this day don’t know who shot him. I wasn’t able to say goodbye. It’s not something that should happen to anyone.”
However, before Kidada there are a few famous beauties you may have forgotten about…
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada met the aspiring rapper when they both attended the Baltimore School for the Arts in the ’80s and developed a close relationship. However, she is not a fan of the upcoming biopic, tweeting, “Forgive me … my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in All Eyez On Me to stand as truth… “Pac never said goodbye to me before leaving for LA. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career. I’ve never been to any of Pac’s shows by his request. We never had an argument backstage.”
She concluded, “The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.”
The Material Girl revealed she dated Tupac two years before his death to Howard Stern, saying, “I was mad at [David Letterman] when I said the F-word a lot. I was in a weird mood that day. I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time and the thing is, he got me all riled up about life in general.”
The couple attended the Soul Train Awards together in 1993 — but 15 years after his death Rosie made it clear she was close to Tupac but they were just friends.
“We weren’t romantically involved,” she tells XXL. “I’m grown now, and if it was true I’d say, ‘yeah, we did it.’ Those are rumors, 100%. That’s misogyny in hip-hop — women can’t be friends with guys, apparently.”
She continued, “This guy I was supposed to go with to the Music Awards bailed out on me at the last minute… He was like, ‘F–k this motherf–ker. Let me go up in there with you. Come on.’ He said, ‘Let’s go together. And, let’s hold hands and let that motherf–ker see you on the screen. F–k him. Watch how crazy I am.’”
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Lisa’s TLC bandmate T-Boz opened up about her tumultuous relationship with the rapper.
“My favorite [story] was when him and Lisa were gettin’ into it. They were in an argument. His code word for ME was “get your boy,” she said. “By the time I made it downstairs she done tore his silk shirt, because that’s when those silk shirts were in, the Versace sweaters and whatnot and all that… I don’t know why he came up with callin’ my girl a boy, but…”
Along with her marriage to Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, the Ex-Wives of Rock star had a fling with the “Changes” rapper.
“Extremely smart and funny man who was the utmost gentleman,” she wrote on Facebook of Tupac. “When the rose lady would walk by and offer a rose for sale…he would buy me the whole bucket. He had a tough exterior but passionate sweet soul on the inside. He Ruled.”