"Tupac says his family moved between the Bronx and Harlem a lot, sometimes living in homeless shelters. “I remember crying all the time, ” he says. “My major thing growing up was I couldn’t fit in. Because I was from everywhere, I didn’t have no buddies that I grew up with. Every time I had to go to a new apartment, I had to reinvent myself. People think just because you born in the ghetto you gonna fit in. A little twist in your life and you don’t fit in no matter what. I was lonely,” he says in a hushed tone. He played a lot of games as a kid to escape. “I didn’t have no big brothers, no big cousins until later. I could remember writing songs, like real love songs, I remember writing poetry. I remember I had a book like a diary. And in that book I say I was going to be famous. Looking back, I see that as the actor in me. Because I had that fucked-up childhood. The reason why I could get into acting was because it takes nothin’ to get out of who I am to get into somebody else.” — Tupac Shakur, Vibe Magazine, February 1994"