In the 1990s, Tupac Shakur was all of what a hip-hop icon wanted to be. Numerous rumors have been reported about the late rap legend’s impact in Hip Hop, through strong relations like Jada Pinkett Smith to dating Madonna.
Gabrielle speaks on her personal stories
Gabrielle Union featured former NBA great JJ Redick and Tommy Aptler on their The Old Man as well as the Three podcast to promote her latest novel You Got Anything Stronger? She discussed her personal Tupac story, including how she just got into acting after wanting to fulfill her current ambition of being a model.
Gabrielle seemed to have no interest of acting following earning an internship throughout her senior year at UCLA, but obviously her ambition went to the left.
“I had such low self-esteem, I wanted to be a video hoe so bad. That’s all I wanted,’” Gabrielle told Redick and company around the 12:45 mark. “I didn’t wanna be in movies, I didn’t wanna be in commercials, I wanted to be the chosen video hoe. Well, that’s what we called them then, now they are ‘video vixens’, ‘IG models,’ yeah.”
“But I wanted to be like a hot bitch, except I lacked all of the necessary accouterment like big boobs or an ass. It wasn’t really the desired look at the time. I was literally auditioning for the ‘California Love’ video with Tupac and 20 of his closest friends.,” Gabrielle continued.
One thing leads to another…
Gabrielle Union’s audition didn’t go exactly perfect, but she has appeared in numerous music videos, including LL Cool J’s “Paradise” and Busta Rhymes’ “I Love My Chick.”
She also believes that those simple start-ups occurred after her breakout performance in the 2000 adolescent film Bring It On. Nevertheless, it isn’t a bad video resume for the actress, which starred in Bad Boys II with Will Smith, Cradle 2 The Grave with DMX, and other films.
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