2Pac

Chi Modu: "You know what’s wild about photographs? Once you see a photograph it triggers things. When I see the photograph, I can damn near tell you the airline I flew in on—just from looking at the photograph.

 

Tupac calls me in the back, he was like “Chi let me show you something.” We go to his bedroom, he shows me his whole gun collection—his AK, his Glock, everything, right? Then he moves a picture on the wall to the side and there’s a bullet hole

 

"Like even some of that Tupac stuff where he’s tying his bandana—Rob Marriott was with me that day in Atlanta. And that was actually the first cover story Pac did. And I remember that because it was the only time I had to send Tupac home.

"My equipment malfunctioned, and I was like, Shit—whatever town you’re gonna be in I’ll fly out and meet you there and do it there. And he was like, “No I’ll come back tomorrow.” The second day he came early, sat and waited patiently, and we did the shoot.

"After we were done he was like, everybody come back to my house let’s go hang out. And in his house he calls me in the back, he was like “Chi let me show you something.” We go to his bedroom, he shows me his whole gun collection—his AK, his Glock, everything, right?

"Then he moves a picture on the wall to the side and there’s a bullet hole. He was like, “Yeah I’ve been on probation, you know—so I just let off a shot in my bedroom.” I was like “You’re an idiot” and we both started laughing."