Napoleon Recalls His Last Moment With Tupac Shakur “He was in New York, And asked that I come into the room’. I went up to the room, he had a table with all his jewelry out. His Rolex watches, chains, and everything,” According to Napoleon in an interview.
Tupac Shakur, Suge Knight, and the Outlawz were in New York for the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. A time in Hip Hop history where Tupac would give his famous Death Row East speech in Bryant Park during the Award show after-party. “Do you believe in God. Well if you believe in God, believe in Death Row East,” Tupac dressed in a white Death Row East T-shirt with his Euthanasia chain hanging from his neck.
Tupac insisting on Napoleon to take some of his jewelry. Napoleon hesitant to take Tupac’s best jewelry settled for a bracelet. “I was so shy, that’s my homie. I wasn’t about to take the fifty-thousand dollar watch,” Napoleon explains.
But, that was not all. Tupac would continue to encourage Napoleon to take more of his jewelry. The former Outlawz member got his hands on a ring and chain. Surprised by the gesture, Napoleon left the room and told the Outlawz members E.D.I Mean and Yaki Kadafi what had just happened.
Aside from giving away his Jewelry, Napoleon also recalls something else Tupac did right before his final days. “Even before he went to New York, he bought one of those portable cameras,” said Napoleon. “He bought like four or five of them, and he just came one day to us like, ‘We don’t have enough pictures. Let’s just take pictures’. So we were just going around taking pictures, and he never had done that. This was a week before he died.”