Touching reason Tupac Shakur was Rosie Perez’s date to ‘93 Soul Train Awards: ‘My fondest memory'

Rosie Perez recalled her fondest memory of Tupac Shakur, on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

“My fondest memory of Tupac was when we went to the Soul Train Music Awards together,” Perez said. “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… We weren’t dating and everyone thought we were.”

While they looked like a couple, even holding hands on the red carpet, Perez revealed Shakur was actually a last minute replacement.

“Because 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!” “She has the best stories.” “Wow!”

Video Transcript

ROSIE PEREZ: My fondest memory of Tupac was when we went to the Soul Train Music Awards together.

- Rosie Perez recalled her fondest memory of Tupac Shakur on Thursday's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."

ROSIE PEREZ: Everyone asks me. Yes, we were stoned off our asses when we came out of the limo.

ANDY COHEN: You-- right.

ROSIE PEREZ: And he held my hand to make a guy jealous.

ANDY COHEN: Oh, really?

ROSIE PEREZ: Yeah. We weren't dating and everyone thought we were.

- While they looked like a couple, complete with holding hands, Rosie revealed that Tupac was actually a last-minute replacement.

ROSIE PEREZ: Yeah. Because the guy was supposed to go with me. And then, he called me up the day-- an hour before the car was-- I was supposed to get in the car and said, I can't go. Because then, my girlfriend's gonna see me on camera with you.

ANDY COHEN: Ooh.

ROSIE PEREZ: And I said, you son of a bitch.

- And after Tupac heard that Rosie had been stood up, he asked if she could picture them rolling to the awards show together.

ROSIE PEREZ: He goes, hey. How you doing? I was like [FAKE SOBBING]. He goes, I'm on my way. [BLEEP] him.

ANDY COHEN: That's awesome.

KALEY CUOCO: [INAUDIBLE] She has the best stories.

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