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"Gay Tupac" Viral Video

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"Gay Tupac" Viral Video refers to a viral clip of rapper Tupac when he was young (17) in which he speaks with what some viewers perceive as an effeminate tone and mannerism. The interview video led some to push a conspiracy theory that Tupac was gay, as well as imply there was a grander conspiracy regarding homosexuality in the hip-hop or rap scene. In early 2024 following the allegations against Diddy, the clip went viral again online, sparking discourse and debate around Tupac's sexual orientation.

Origin

On June 12th, 2017, Historic Films Stock Footage[2] published an interview with a teenage Tupac Shakur, gaining over 5.6 million views in seven years (shown below). In the video, Tupac discusses being 17 and speaks at length about responsibilities and his childhood.



Spread

The video has spread online multiple times since its publication and has been used to suggest that Shakur was gay due to what some perceive as his effeminate manner of speaking in the clip, as well as his appearance. For example, on October 26th, 2023, Twitter / X user @MemeticSisyphus[3] posted the clip in a joke insinuating Tupac was gay, receiving over 10,000 views and 100 likes in seven months (shown below).


memetic_sisyphus | @memeticsisyphus She wasn't his type x.com/lporiginalg/st... 0:51 HISTORIC FILMS historicfilms.com/m3dg JCA-1 This post is unavailable. 00:24:26:00

On April 15th, 2024, Twitter user @EscanorReloaded[1] posted the clip of young Tupac, suggesting that the effeminate mannerisms displayed by Tupac were proof of what they call a "ghey rap mafia" in hip-hop. The topic was apparently inspired by rumors surrounding Diddy supposedly having sexual relations with Usher and Meek Mill. The post (seen below) received over 2.5 million views and 4,300 likes in one day.


The tweet led to further arguments about whether Tupac was gay or at the very least not the masculine man he embodied in his public persona. On April 15th, Twitter user @ExcclesiaLatin[4] posted the clip saying Tupac and Diddy were both gay, as are many rappers, gaining over 3,200 retweets and 16,000 likes in one day (shown below, left).

The same day, Twitter user @AndySwan[5] said, "An entire culture was led to emulate and embrace violent gang behavior by ballerinas like this," referring to Shakur's history as a dancer, gaining over 1,900 retweets and 8,400 likes in one day (shown below, right).


LXX @ExcclesiaLatin Tupac was gay. P Diddy is gay. These rappers are mostly gay. 2:02 HISTORIC FILMS historicfilms.com/m3dg JCA-1 From Sir Escanor (Reloaded) 8.17 PM Apr 15, 2024 00:24:36;27 Swan @AndySwan An entire culture was led to emulate and embrace violent gang behavior by ballerinas like this HISTORIC FILMS historicilms.com/modg JCA-1 1:59 From Sir Escanor (Reloaded) 6:19 PM Apr 15, 2024 00:24:39:25

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Rome x @wheninrome777 fellas, is it gay to articulate yourself well? Sir Escanor (Reloaded) @EscanorReloaded · 22h Tupac, one of the most badass rappers, right? Now that #Pdiddy has made it a bit easier to open up the "ghey rap mafia" conversation.. Take a listen to this old video of Tupac. Tell me, what type of vibes do you get?... Show more HISTORIC FILMS historicfilms.com/m3dg JCA-1 00:24:31;14 2:08 WAY Way of the World OF THE WORLD @wayotworld Tupac became the pinnacle of black masculinity. Everything is fake and very gay. Swan @AndySwan 18h An entire culture was led to emulate and embrace violent gang behavior by ballerinas like this 2:04 HISTORIC FILMS historicfilms.com/m3dg JCA-1 00:24:34;24 • 1:34 AM Apr 16, 2024 The Patriot Voice > @TPV_John So, it turns out Tupac was as GAY as the day is long. P Diddy is FAR from the only one in the closet. 2024 REALLY IS THE YEAR OF EXPOSURE. WE HAVE BEEN LIED TO ABOUT EVERYTHING. HISTORIC FILMS historicfilms.com/m3dg PV John JCA-1 00:24:32;22 Pauldozer Trading Edu @Pavldozer Tupac was actually gay and the gangsta rapper invention was just a character. Ethos @projectethos5. 16h Not quite the image of Tupac we were all sold. 2:08 HISTORIC FILMS historicfilms.com/modg JCA-1 00:24:31;20 9:53 PM Apr 15, 2024 Mrs. Smith @MsKevin504 I swear y'all post that same footage of Tupac from when he was a teenager giving an interview to try and claim this man was gay/actor every 6 months. I know y'all hate that almost 30 years later he's still considered the but y'all not tired. LITTLE WOMEN ATL Call yGIF CALTE up with something else? Can you come up with something else? 9:58 AM Apr 16, 2024 LEGO Marve @LEGO_MARV Tupac was the first gay rapper Swan @AndySwan 19h An entire culture was led to emulate and embrace violent gang behavior by ballerinas like this 2:08 HISTORIC FILMS historicilms.com/m3dg : JCA-1 00:24:31:09 12:02 AM Apr 16, 2024

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External References

[1] Twitter – EscanorReloaded

[2] YouTube – Historic Films Stock Footage Archive

[3] Twitter – memeticsisyphus

[4] Twitter – ExcclesiaLatin

[5] Twitter – AndySwan

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