Tupac and his sister grew up in a neighborhood was riven by crime.
Tupac met actress Jada Pinkett-Smith in high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland.
he met an older white woman, Leila Steinberg, in a park. They struck up a conversation about Winnie Mandela.
In October 1993, Tupac shot and wounded two white off-duty cops in Atlanta — one in the abdomen and one in the buttocks — after an altercation.
At the same time as he was glorifying an outlaw lifestyle for Death Row, Tupac was financing an at-risk youth center, bankrolling South Central sports teams, setting up a telephone helpline for young people with problems — all noted in Robert Sam Anson's Vanity Fair article, published after Tupac's death.