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Eminem wrote a heartwarming letter to Tupac's mother thanking her for the immense support

Along with the emotional letter, the 'Lose Yourself' rapper also made a surprising revelation of his drawing skills with an image of Tupac.

Eminem wrote a heartwarming letter to Tupac's mother thanking her for the immense support
Cover Image Source: (L) Eminem won Music Video of the Year at 'The Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2000' in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Kevin WinterImageDirect/GettyImages), (R) Reddit | u/sakekaasu

Some people never forget where they came from, even after reaching greater heights. How one remembers and respects their humble beginnings says a lot about them. While celebrities are known to change their personalities once fame hits, some choose an unpretentious life. World-renowned rap artist Eminem is one of them and his letter to rapper Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, shows us why. The emotional letter was included in the "California Love" rapper's biography, "Tupac Remembered" and also showed up on an exhibit at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia, as per Rolling Stone

Image Source: Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of the late Tupac Shakur, watches the African drum ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of his death September 9, 2006 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)
Image Source: Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of the late Tupac Shakur, watches the African drum ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of his death on September 9, 2006, in Stone Mountain, Georgia. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)

Recently, the letter has been making its rounds on social media and people are more surprised about the drawing of Tupac that the "Without Me" singer sketched himself. The drawing attached to the emotional letter was Eminem's way of expressing his gratitude for Shakur, a political activist and a member of the Black Panther Party. He began the letter by apologizing for his "sloppy" sketch of Tupac, which he thought could've been better if he had the right pencils. The rapper had been drawing since he was 10 and wanted to put his skills to work to show his love for his rap idol. 

Rapper Tupac Shakur poses for photos backstage after his performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois in March 1994. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
Image Source: Rapper Tupac Shakur poses for photos backstage after his performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois in March 1994. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

"Thank you for always being so kind to me. You are a true Queen and I mean that in every sense of the word," read the letter. The "My Name Is" rapper thanked Shakur for the opportunities she had given him during his early days as a rap artist. "You will always be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers," wrote Eminem. He then wrote about his love for the "Dear Mama" singer and mentioned, "You have no idea how much your son and his music has inspired, not only the 'Hip Hop' world but speaking for myself, has inspired my whole career." According to Eminem, Tupac was the "true definition of 'Soldier.'"

Image Source: Reddit | u/sakekaasu
Image Source: Reddit | u/sakekaasu

The rapper poured out his heart about how Tupac's music had unknowingly influenced his outlook on the world. "When I was feeling at my worst (before fame, before Dre), I knew I could put that 'Tupac' tape in and suddenly, things weren't so bad," wrote the "Stan" rapper and added that Tupac gave him the courage to stand up for himself against a world that is always critical. Eminem attributed Tupac's song to making him care the least if people like him or not. "Thank you for giving us his spirit and yours! God bless you!" read the letter. The rapper signed both the letter and his sketch of Tupac by his original name, "Marshall." He wanted Shakur to know that she always had a friend in him. 

Image Source: Reddit | u/bellyofthebillbear
Image Source: Reddit | u/bellyofthebillbear
Image Source: Reddit | u/Historyfan1914
Image Source: Reddit | u/Historyfan1914

This undated letter caught the internet's eyes and people could not help but gush over the "Love The Way You Lie" rapper's surprisingly beautiful drawing and handwriting skills. When u/sakekaasu shared it on Reddit recently, it garnered over 34K upvotes. u/AlphaNoodlz wrote, "Handwriting and hand-sketching, frankly, I'm super impressed. I mean I'm impressed by him as a musician, and in general, I admire his resilience, but as an amazing artist, I guess him being able to draw really well shouldn't surprise me." u/throwevrythingaway lauded the rapper saying, "The fact that he signed it Marshall means he's just writing from the heart. For someone so talented and a GOAT in his own right, he never fails to show respect."

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