Tupac's given name was Lesane Crooks. He was the sone of Afeni Shakur (government name Alice Fay Walker) who was one of the defendants at the Panther 21 trial. Tupac studied drama at Baltimore's School For The Arts, where he rapped under the name MC New York. At the Baltimore School of the arts, Tupac met Jada Pinkett, who would become a close friend of his Tupac was planned to act in the movies Cool Runnings, Higher Learning, Menace II Society and How To Be A Player. As a young man, Tupac also studied ballet and dance. Tupac Amauru Shakur was named after an Inca Indian chief, "Tupac Amaru" means "Shining serpent" and "Shakur" means "thankfukl to god" in Arabic. When Tupac was 12 years old, his mother enrolled him in Harlems 127thSt Ensemble. He played Travis in "A Raisin in The Sun" in his first acting role. While he was with Digital Underground, someone once shoved a 12 gauge shotgun in Tupac's face because of a dispute over a woman at a Martin Luther King Jr festival. Tupac said the individual letters in his THUG LIFE tattoo stood for "The Hate U Give Little Infants F-ck Everybody" Tupac said that because of his moms ties with the Black Panthers, the FBI was always after him and his family. Tupac wrote his hit song "Dear Mama" while in prison. Tupacs first appearence ever was on Digital Undergrounds Same Song where he raps wearing West African war clothes in the video. Kidada Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones and fianc?f Tupac, has a tattoo of Tupac on her arm. Porn Star Spontaneous XXXStacy, whos been in mags like Portfolioand Players has a tatoo on her arm with Tupacs name and the title of the song "Keep Ya Head Up." Tupac has a huge cross on his back that says Exodus 18:11 a reference to where the bible says "Now I know That the Lord is Greater Than All Gods because he delivered the people from the hands of the Egyptions when they dealt with them arrogantly." Tupac started his career on Tommy Boy Records with Digital Underground. Tupac was first inspired to rap when a friend of his was killed while he was playing with a gun. His first rap was about gun control. When he first moved to California, Tupac was homeless for 2 years. In the movie Juice, Tupac plays Bishop and said the now famous line "Yeah I'm crazy, but you know what? I dont give a f-ck." Tupac wanted to name his first child Star.