Rapper, Tyga suffered serious backlash on Twitter after sharing a photo of Tupac on Twitter with the caption “Dad.”
For internet users the action was thought to be a prime opportunity for slander, the tribute tweet to the late changes crooner actually served as a springboard for a life lesson inspired by Tyga’s real-life father, who at the moment is serving a life sentence.
“Pac taught me a lot more than my own father. Inspired me, Motivated Me, Listened without ever being there,” Tyga wrote before sharing prison letters from his real-life dad.
The letters sent by Tyga’s father, who is currently in the 25th year of his sentence, are touching. “This level three shit allows me to work on my case and clearly think,” one screenshot read. “So as I share with you my remembrance of this twenty five year incarceration you better know I’ve always thought of You praying that one day I would locate you and your mom. Give my grandson a hugg and kiss for me. Stay up, stay focused and stay being you… Fuc tha rest. Always Pops”
Tyga also posted parts of his response. “Life has been my greatest teacher,” he writes. “And one day I know if god wants us together he will make it happen. Keep your faith strong.”