By Andrew McDonald, courtesy of The Daily Star
LEGENDARY boxer Mike Tyson lifted the lid on the night rap icon Tupac Shakur was murdered.
Shakur was shot while driving a car after Tyson's fight against Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 6 1996.
The rap star died in hospital from respiratory failure and cardiac arrest one week later on September 13 aged just 25.
And former heavyweight champion Tyson – also known as Iron Mike – shared how the pair first met and what it felt like the night the Changes singer was killed.
In a video interview with rap website This is 50 – available above – Mike says of 2Pac's death: "It was not a good night. It started off good. I could never put my finger on it.
"It was a really bad night. All four of us were having an awesome time and only three of you came back. One was left stinking. I was like 'f***'."
The 50-year-old goes on to describe Tupac's personality in detail, adding: "He was passionate and emotional about everything he did.
"He didn't really have a concept of money or anything. He'd give you money. He'd talk about money but that wasn't his true concept. He had a socialist ideology.
And the boxer – who once held WBA, WBC and IBF Heavyweight titles simultaneously – also tells the interviewer that the pair first met in a nightclub.
He said: "He got on the mic. He was very high spirited. He was one of those guys that was just not afraid of anything. He was fearless.
"He was a passionate, open-hearted guy.
"If he was mad at you, he was mad and never stopped. If he loved you, he loved you and wouldn't stop loving you.
"He was articulate and intelligent."
Earlier this week, rap mogul Suge Knight – who was with 2Pac the night he was murdered – revealed who his killers are.
But last month another sensational claim suggested the All Eyez On Me rapper was shot dead in a "police-orchestrated drive-by".