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Kadafi’s Mother Speaks

"We have to start with the truth…my son was murdered," said Yaasmyn

Fula, mother of Kadafi Fula. There have been various accounts of how Kadafi,

one of Tupac’s Outlawz, was slain.

Some theories state

that he was killed in a freak accident with a firearm and others still maintain

that he was murdered because he was willing to testify to Pac’s murderers.

Once known as Young

Hollywood, Kadafi (real name: Yafeu A. Fula aka Yak) was instrumental in the

formation of the Outlawz as he was featured on early Pac songs like "Flex,"

"Me Against The World" and "Outlaw."

Tupac bestowed

him with the name Kadafi, a moniker after former Libyan chief Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi.

Later, as an Outlaw Kadafi was featured on classic Pac songs like "Hit

Em Up."

Maintaining she

knows the reality surrounding her son’s death, Fulu said she has a perspective

that no other can claim – that of a mother.

"I have a

totally different take on [my son's death]," she told AllHipHop.com refuting

most of the looming questions.

She said that the

media, rappers and the general population have forgotten much of Tupac’s roots

in the Black Nationalist movement and much of the edutainment value of hip-hop

culture.

"What are

we giving the youth? They have no concept of history," she said. "Tupac

was the epitome of everything that is good in us."

Nevertheless, she

said she had no intention of dwelling on her son’s passing.

"I am about

moving forward," she said promising to discuss more about her son at a

later date.

At the time of

his death Kadafi was 19 years old.

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