Rosie Perez recalls 'fondest memory' of Tupac Shakur: 'He held my hand to make a guy jealous'

·Producer, Yahoo Entertainment
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Rosie Perez and Tupac Shakur were rising stars in 1993, when they made headlines by attending the Soul Train Awards together. On Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Perez recalled the evening as “my fondest memory of Tupac.”

“Everyone asks me, yes, we were stoned off our asses when we came out of the limo and he held my hand to make a guy jealous,” Perez said. “We weren’t dating and everyone thought we were.”

Perez revealed that Shakur wasn’t even supposed to be her date to the award show. Her original date canceled just prior to the event.

Rosie Perez and Tupac Shakur (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Rosie Perez and Tupac Shakur (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Perez explained, “The guy was supposed to go with me, and then he called me up the day, an hour before I was supposed to get in the car, and said, ‘I can't go because then my girlfriend is going to see me on camera with you.’ I said, ‘You son of a bitch!’”

After Shakur heard that Perez had been stood up, he asked if she could picture them rolling to the award show together.

“He goes, ‘Hey, how are you doing?’ I was like, [crying]. He was like, “I'm on my way. F*** him!” “That’s awesome!”

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen airs Sunday-Thursday on Bravo.

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