<NR>Just days before the anniversary of late rapper Tupac Shakur’s demise, new rumors surface concerning the star’s supposed homosexuality.
Yesterday a man wishing to be known only as “Eskiah” contacted National Report claiming to possess countless love letters that he received from Shakur over a period of six years. Eskiah tells us their relationship started when they were only teenagers.
“We met while studying ballet at the Baltimore School for the Arts and from there just hit it off” Eskiah said. The couple maintained an on-again-off-again homosexual relationship that spanned the rapper’s entire career.
Eskiah has allowed National Report to publish some snippets from one of these letters. In this particular note sent during Tupac’s 1993 incarceration on abuse charges Shakur writes erotically, referring to Eskiah as “Esk”.
The evidence, if legitimate, is absolutely condemning. We at National Report have taken it upon ourselves to compare the letter with known handwriting samples of Tupac Shakur.
When ask why he has finally decided to come forward after all these years, Eskiah stated:
“I’m doing this to call more attention to gay acceptance within the black community. There’s a big issue with homosexuality among African Americans. It’s sad. Black culture seems to look down on gay people. Take Antwon Dotson for instance. He was ridiculed by his family and friends until he broke down and conformed to the heterosexual lifestyle that was expect of him. Maybe his supposed “friends” would have thought differently if they knew Tupac was a gay male and had many similar mannerisms as Dotson behind closed doors.”
“Think about it, people. He majored in drama. He was a poet. One of his favorite artists was Sarah Mclaughlin. He attended gay pride parades with close friend Queen Latifa. Why are you all so blinded by your intolerance?
If Tupac was still alive he would have come out of the closet by now. He told me many times that he wanted to. I think ultimately, Pac’s death was a major blow to gay acceptance. Homosexuality in the black community would have been completely different if not for Tupac’s death. It really wouldn’t surprise me if Knight had him killed to prevent him from going public about his homosexuality.
I realize many of my brothers and sisters will hate me for going public with this info. I in turn ask you why? Would you love Tu Pac any less because of his sexual preference? Would it affect the impact he’s made on people’s lives? Destroy what he stood for? No, of course it wouldn’t. Yet, I expect many people to be outraged. All I’ve gotta say is: Don’t shoot the messenger.”
As further proof of the rappers sexual lean, Eskiha cites a 1988 interview with the then 18 year old Shakur.
“That’s the flamboyant thug I knew. Soft spoken. Respectful. His entire “hard thug” persona was created by Suge Knight specifically for Death Row Records. I didn’t care for it. He didn’t either but it paid the bills. Made his Mama proud. Allowed him a life style he had never been able to experience before. He was an actor at heart, you know. He just played the part he was given…”
Eskiah is currently working on a book detailing his life with Shakur in which he will publish all of the letters he received from Tupac as well as candid, never before seen photographs of the rapper.