EDI Mean, better know these days as EDI DON, is a member of the legendary Hip Hop group Outlawz. Not only part of Tupac’s Outlawz, but also a childhood friend of Tupac Shakur. EDI was a witness to the time when Tupac shot two off duty cops.
Unfortunately, just like with any story, it has taken a life of it’s own. Not only taking a life of it’s own, but many doubting that the Tupac two cops shooting incident ever happened. Yes, Tupac did not know at the time he was shooting at two off duty cops, but one thing is for certain, Tupac wasn’t going to back down. And, as EDI said, “cause I know the way I know him He wasn’t just going to ride past that and just be like aight, hope you figure it out homie.”
Tupac’s biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’, showcased the incident a bit differently for movie purposes, while still holding on to the core of what went down that night.
Luckily, EDI Mean was there to tell the story twenty-six years later. EDI via his official Instagram account went onto defend his comrade, as ‘Pac till this day has plenty of those who still hate on him, and or try to take away from his legacy.
EDI, captions a screenshot of the actual newspaper article of the incident, with the following, “This is why I laugh when I hear any slander against him�?� 99 percent of your fav rappers would’ve kept it movin… Even the guy he was helping testified against him smh. But they were Dirty cops, so he won anyway. After this shit happen we went upstairs and this guy performed Dear Mama for a room fulla girls like nothing happened.”
EDI Mean, of the legendary Outlawz, was actually there when the incident occurred. The incident took place on Sunday October 31, 1993, after Tupac performed at the Clark Atlanta University. EDI remembers seeing with his own two eyes the off duty cop pointing a gun at Tupac, as well as breaking the window of Tupac’s car.
The officers had there own side of the story. The Atlanta police said the shooting occurred after two cars carrying Tupac and his party almost struck the two men and their wives as they crossed a city street early Sunday morning.
What really happened the night Tupac shot two off duty cops in Atlanta?
To further explain what happened that night on October 31, 1993, EDI retold the story to VLAD TV. “He had a show. His homecoming. Had a show at Clark Atlanta. We was already living in Atlanta, so he was coming through with a few people that was already on the road, and pretty known for traveling with him. And, he was like yo I got a show at Clark, we gon do the show. ya’ll be ready,” says EDI Mean.
After the show, and on the way back to the hotel, the mood quickly changed. “So, we went and did the show. The show was a success. We coming back, celebrator mood, everybody looking forward to the night festivities. When we pull up to the hotel, we really couldn’t see what was going on, but it looked like a fight. Now as we got closer, we seen it was two white guys jumping a black dude,” says EDI.
At first all that Tupac was trying to do was park his new BMW 750 and head upstairs to his hotel room. “Initially it was just like ‘ya’ll get out the way we tryna park’, cause it was right at the entrance way of the hotel we was pulling up into. It was just about trying to get them out the way. But, upon further inspection you see they kicking this dudes ass really. They working him over. They giving him the business. And, immediately ‘Pac jumped out the car,” explains EDI.