Tony Hawk Shares Photo and Story From the Time He Met 2Pac: ‘He Was Effusive and Gracious’

He continued, “This was in the era of point-and-shoot film cameras so results were unreliable. Unfortunately, I never found the photo once the roll was developed. But thanks to modern technology and maestro digital artist @_vemix_ , the image has materialized. And for the record: he was effusive and gracious during our brief encounter, more so than anyone else we met or bothered for pictures that night.”

Hawk later added that the photo was actually likely taken in 1994 at the AMAs.

“Edit: this might have been 1994 based on the AMA nominees that year,” he added. “I’m so old that specific years get fuzzy. But the story remains the same.”

2Pac has been making headlines recently after Las Vegas police issued and executed a search warrant at a home in connection with the rapper’s 1996 murder. Authorities seized multiple items in the home, including hard drives, pictures of potential suspects in 2Pac’s death, and bullets. The house reportedly belongs to Paula Clemons, who’s married to Duane “Keefe D” Davis, who has confessed to being present when his nephew Orlando Anderson allegedly shot and killed 2Pac one block from the Las Vegas Strip on Sept. 7, 1996, after a Mike Tyson fight.