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Who was Tupac Shakur? Who was he Dating Before He Died in 1996?

Published Thu Dec 30 2021 By Tashipalmo
Who was Tupac Shakur? Who was he Dating Before He Died in 1996?

Tupac Shakur's dating history: The rapper's affairs, girlfriends, and marriages!  

Deemed one of the most influential rappers of all time, Tupac Shakur's untimely death over two decades left a void in the music world that is still felt today. Now and then, Shakur's legacy as an iconic rapper and an influential actor is recalled. Aside from his music, many fans wonder whether the rapper was married and his many love interests.  

Born Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971, in New York City, he was renamed Tupac Amaru Shakur. Born to political activist parents, both  Black Panther Party members, Shakur had a disruptive childhood. His mother was incarcerated for plotting to bomb locations around NY City, although she was later acquitted of all 150 charges. Tupac deemed his mother as the inspiration behind his music. 

Who was Tupac Shakur's girlfriend? Is He Was Married?

Before Tupac Shakur passed away on September 13, 1996, at the hands of an unknown gunman, the rapper was reportedly dating actress Kidada Jones. Likewise, Kidada is the daughter of producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.

Shakur Tupac was a rapper and actor.
Tupac was gunned down at 25 in 1996. 
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 Kidada and Shakur were reportedly engaged. She was waiting for Tupac in their LA hotel room moments before the rapper was killed. The assailant shot the hip-hop legend four times.

Tupac, 25, at the time, was shot in the hand, pelvis, and chest, which sent him into a coma. As per Vanity Fair's account of Shakur's final moment, Kidada and his mother last spoke with the rapper before he bid his final goodbye. 

"Do you know I love you?" Jones said to Shakur. "Do you know we all love you?" she said.

Tupac and his would-be Wife, Kidada Jones, Life after his passing

Shakur's relationship with Kidada Jones was largely overlooked; instead, the rapper's trivial flings have remained the focused aspect of his life. 

"Tupac was the love of my life," Kidada had said in her father's published autobiography; her first-person account further stated, "He and I lived together for four months, and then he was murdered in Las Vegas in 1996. It was the most horrible thing that ever happened to me."    

Tupac Shakur was engaged to Kidada Jones before his death at 25.

Kidada calls Tupac 'the love of her life.' 
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Jones was married to Jeffrey Nash from 2003 until 2006. The actress remained single and child-free after her marriage ended in the mid-2000s. 

Kidada began her career as a celebrity stylist and gained recognition when she styled Michael Jackson for the cover of Vibe. Jones later worked as a close associate of Tommy Hilfiger and soon expanded her repertoire to include acting and modeling. 

Tupac Shakur's Relationship Timeline!  

The All Eyez On Me hitmaker's relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith is perhaps his best-known affair. However, despite the media's efforts to portray the two in a romantic light, Pinkett and Tupac never admitted to dating. 

Shakur married his then-girlfriend, Keisha Morris, on April 29, 1995, but their marriage was annulled 10 months later. The rapper also admitted to having dated Madonna in 1994. The 'Queen of Pop' once revealed that Tupac had gotten her all riled up about life.  

Tupac was romantically linked with Jada, who claims they were best friends. 
Source: Broxi the Bear TV 

A letter discovered in 2017, which Tupac wrote while seeing Madonna, revealed that he broke it off with her in fear of disappointing the Black community. The letter, dated back to January 15, 1995, was sold for more than $170,000.

Shakur's name was also briefly linked with Whitney Houston. He dated actress Rosie Perez in 1993. Tupac's love poem to an old girlfriend is on sale for $95,000. The poem is considered the genesis for one of his hits, All Eyez on Me. The old girlfriend is addressed as Simi, and Shakur has signed the poem "4 Simi from the heart of 2Pac." 

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