"It's very difficult to talk about."
Mike Tyson sat down with Big Boy Radio to discuss a range of issues including his mental health, and the grudge he once held with promoter/manager Don King. One particularly touching occurred in the 24th minute of the segment, where Big Boy asked Mike Tyson to relive the night that Tupac Shakur was killed shortly after attending his PPV boxing match against Bruce Seldon.
That fateful evening, Tupac Shakur was Mike Tyson's guest of honor at the MGM Grand on Las Vegas Boulevard, on September 7, 1996. Tupac even stood by Tyson during the post-fight presser, before leaving on his accord, what happened next is tragic, heartbreaking, and completely shrouded in mystery.
When asked to comment on his relationship with Pac, Mike Tyson began to tear up, and Big Boy asked his co-host to offer him a tissue, which he accepted. Tyson recounted that Pac was indeed "very happy after the fight." After they'd parted ways, Mike Tyson went home and fell asleep only receive a call in the wee hours of the morning alerting him of the shooting. 2pac died six days later.
Tyson remembers him fondly. "It's very difficult to talk about. Young kid (Tupac) that wanted to be great and then that happened," he said. Tupac would have been 46 Today.