What were Tupac‘s last words? Hint: Two words, spoken to a police officer.
Hah! You’re right.
As revealed by newly retired Las Vegas PD sergeant, Chris Carroll:
He looked at me, and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth. And then the words came out: ‘Fuck you.’
RollingStone has a ton of quotables amidst their story with Carroll, including why he waited til now to reveal the story and a detailed image-filled recall of responding to the scene. It’s really worth the full read, as I’ll just highlight one more quote from Carroll:
On why he waited until now to tell the story:
…and he also didn’t want “Tupac to be a martyr or a hero because he told the cops ‘Fuck you.'”
But wait, isn’t that why people loved Tupac’s gangsta persona?! If anything, this makes him even more of a hero because people like me are like, “Hah! Classic Tupac. He said f you to the police as his dying words,” like we’ve known him from his songs and interviews. Anyway, just thought I’d pass this story along — do you believe it from Carroll?
*presses ‘Play’ and ‘Shuffle’ on 2Pac playlist*