Tupac fans alert!
ESPN Films has announced that a documentary titled “One Night in Vegas” surrounding the night of Tupac’s murder will be aired in September. On the night of his death, the legendary rapper attended the Mike Tyson VS Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas, as the rapper was friends with Mike Tyson.
The documentary plans to showcase Tupac’s friendship with Mike Tyson, as they originally planned to attend the after party together to celebrate Mike Tyson’s KO win over Bruce Seldon. “One Night in Vegas” is a part of ESPN’s popular 30 for 30 series, featuring stories on sports legends.
“One Night in Vegas” is directed by Reggie “Rock” Bythewood who also directed “Notorious”. Mike Tyson is also in full cooperation in the project. Tyson talked about Tupac recently to MTVNews:
“He looked very destructive. He came across as a world beater. As far as his music was concerned, his presence and his energy … the word I’m looking for is fearless. He came across as fearless. When you come across somebody that’s fearless, you’re a little bit in awe. You’re like. ‘Whoa!’ He’s ready to blow, too, at any moment; very volatile. He’s very focused. He can go from one second to the next and get very focused.”
The boxer also talked about his personal relationship with the rapper, including how they used to discuss life and such, revealing the side of Tupac never before seen by his fans.
“He was very prolific in expressing himself. He had a lot of hostility. I think it was just misguided and misdirected. It was obvious he was a genius, he was a prodigy. Whoa! He was just amazing as far as his energy was concerned. He was explosive — like a black panther ready to pounce.”
The documentary will air on September 7, 2010, just in time for the 14-year anniversary of Tupac’s shooting.