Wanting to let one very important person know that rap legend Tupac Shakur was partially to thank for his success, Eminem (Marshall Mathers), penned a heartfelt letter to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur.
“When I was feeling at my worst, I knew I could put that Tupac tape in, and suddenly things weren’t so bad. Thank you for giving us his spirit and yours! God bless you!” Em writes in the letter to Afeni, which can be read in its entirety above.
Slim Shady also praised Afeni for being so warm to the rapper, writing, “Thank you for being so kind to me. You are a true Queen, and I mean that in every sense of the word. I will never forget the opportunities you have given me.”