Lesane Parish Crooks was a renowned American Hip-Hop rapper from the early 90s, and best known by his stage name, Tupac Amaru Shakur.
He was shot and killed during a drive-by homicide that occurred on the night of September 7, 1996. Over the years, Tupac has remained an inspiration to upcoming artistes in the Hip-Hop world, as they continue to celebrate him in life and death.
Also, since the rapper died, fans have often wondered about his romantic life, particularly after rumors of him dating rapper, Cheryl ‘Salt’ James from a band named “Salt-N-Pepa.”
Keep reading below for more information.
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What Are Fans Saying About This Rumored Love?
Before the rapper’s demise and after, fans speculated that he was romantically involved with Salt, and there were a few reasons to back up these claims.
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However, neither the rapper, nor the singer ever commented on the nature of their relationship even when fans probed on different social media platforms.
Although the rumors subsided for a while after the rapper’s demise, his fans still strongly believed that he and Salt had something deep going on that they didn’t want anyone to know about.
Guess they’ll have to take Salt’s word for it.
Salt’s Point Of View
Back in the day, everyone was aware that another band member known as Pepa was romantically involved with Treach, and they showed it off everywhere they went.
However, in Salt’s case, she maintained that there was nothing romantic between her and Tupac, as they were just good friends who respected one another.
She also mentioned that one time while they were at a party, she was dressed in overalls, but other ladies at the party showed more skin. According to her, the rapper encouraged her not to change the way she was for anyone.
Tupac’s Shoutout To Salt’s Daughter
Every staunch fan of Tupac, knows that whenever he needed to let out his feelings, settle a score with, or appreciate someone, he did it through his lyrics. Occasionally, the later rapper would pass messages across to a person or someone, either a negative or positive one.
In 1993, he released a single titled “Keep Ya Head Up,” and in the lyrics he mentioned Salt’s daughter’s name, Corin.
“Little somethin’ for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Corin…,” he sang.
No doubt, Tupac had love in his heart for Salt, even if it wasn’t the kinds fans thought it would be.
A Lasting Bond
In Salt’s testimonies, it was apparent that she shared a special bond with the rapper, as they not only gave advice to one another, they also cared deeply for each other.
Salt revealed that after Tupac gave Corin a shoutout, he refused to tell her his reason, but she suspected that the rapper felt something after he had a lengthy conversation with her daughter.
The friends remained close till his incarceration in 1994, and the now late rapper once wrote her a poem, where he said, “… a thugg can change his heart.”
Read the full poem here!