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Tupac Touches On Donald Trump's 'Greed' In Rare 1992 Interview

"Everybody needs a little help on their way to being self-reliant,” the late rapper said.

Tupac Shakur was a lyrical genius and ahead of his time. Over two decades ago, the rap legend called out Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his "greed" in an interview. 

MTV released an unaired 1992 interview on Tuesday which featured the late rapper offering his thoughts on inequality in America. Shakur briefly mentioned Trump and his wealth as an example of how some people can be driven by greed with very little desire to give back to others.

"This world is such a -- and when I say this world, I don’t mean in an ideal sense. I mean it in the everyday, every little thing you do," Shakur said. "It's such a 'Gimme, gimme, gimme, everybody back off,' Everyone's taught that in school, everywhere. Big business, if you want to be successful, you want to be like [Donald] Trump, 'gimme, gimme, gimme. Push, Push, Push. Step, Step, Step. Crush, Crush, Crush.' That's how it all is."

Shakur went on to suggest that people with wealth should be more mindful to assist Americans who are less fortunate, particularly African-Americans, to attain the necessary tools to acquire some sort financial freedom.

"Everybody’s smart enough to know, we've been slighted and we want ours. And I don’t mean by 40 acres and a mule, 'cause we're past that. But we need help," he said. "For us to be on our own two feet -- us meaning youth, us meaning black people, whatever you want to take it for -- for us to be on our own two feet we do need help… it's like, you got a friend that you don't never look out for. Now America got jewels, they're paid and everything. Lending money to everyone except us. And it's like, everybody needs a little help on their way to being self-reliant."

"I Ain't Mad at Cha," on those powerfully thought-provoking words of wisdom,  Pac.

Check out more of Tupac’s rare MTV interview in the clip above.

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