2Pac Considered ‘Going After Common’ During Ice Cube Beef, Outlawz’s Napoleon Recalls

2Pac had his sights set on dissing Common during his beef with Ice Cube in the mid-’90s, according to a story by the late rapper’s former protégé Napoleon.

During his sitdown conversation with The Art of Dialogue, Napoleon said ‘Pac was a huge fan of Cube and wanted to defend him in his beef with Common. However, the only problem was that Shakur had his own issues with the N.W.A veteran.

“I remember when the East Coast/West Coast thing was heating up, I think Common and Cube was going through their beef, like they were dissing each other,” Napoleon said. “I remember ‘Pac was like, ‘See, if I was cool with Cube right now, I’d be going after Common for him, but now I’m staying out of it.'”

He continued, “‘Pac had a lot of love for Cube. I never heard him say anything negative about him. I think at one particular time they were closer, and maybe they just went their separate ways. But that’s the only thing I heard him say about Cube, but he definitely respected Cube.”